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Parents fed up with bullying at Owasso 7th Grade Center

Posted: 5:30 PM, Jan 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-26 18:51:34-05
OWASSO, Okla. -- A mother who wanted to stay anonymous is fed up with bullying at the Owasso 7th Grade Center.
 
"He was sitting on a sofa in a classroom and he put his arms around his throat and held him there for a little bit," she said.
 
Her son called her twice last Friday, telling her another student choked him. Later that day he was taken to the emergency room.
 
"His O2 was at 82 and it was just due to a really severe panic attack," she said.
 
The mother says when she called the school Monday, they told her they couldn't discuss any disciplinary action for the other student, but said this to her son about the bully:
 
"He's the way he is because he has two older brothers and that makes him rowdy and rambunctious," she said.
 
Another mom said her 13-year-old son was pushed down the stairs by a girl at school. 
 
"He had end up having a fracture in his foot," she said.
 
The mother is upset she wasn't contacted by the school, but happy with the principal's involvement after he found out.
 
"She was suspended. Mr. Nantois called us every day to check on my son, wanted to make sure he was okay," she said.
 
She said the problem of bullying starts at home.
 
"I think a lot of the parents are busy, they're trying to earn money, they're working two or three jobs and they just say 'here'," she said.
 
The one mother fears for her son's life, one year after he threatened to commit suicide because of bullying.
 
"He was going to tie himself up to his bed and choke him until he died," she said.
 
2 Works For You spoke with principal Nantois about these allegations. He said the school takes harassment and bullying very seriously, and the last thing they want is for a parent or child to be uncomfortable.
 
Nantois said after he heard about the situation with the choke-hold from this story, he plans to meet with the mother personally and see what solution they can come up with.

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