From Tracie: -Brutal Attack on a Child at School and How You Can Help

Thursday, April 22, 2010

-Brutal Attack on a Child at School and How You Can Help

UPDATE!!!  After 132 emails sent, Jane got a notice from the school that her son will be transferred to another school on Monday!!!  Thank you everyone who sent emails and passed the word on about this!

A fellow blogger, Jane, has a serious issue at her house.  Her son was brutally attacked at school. 

Just to let you know how bad the attack was, here is a picture of Jane's son....
Basically, Jane is getting the run around from school officials about getting him transferred to another school.  The problem is that the attack isn't a one time problem.  The kids have started following him around and threatening him.  He is loosing weight, he is scared to leave his house (much less go to school) and the principal has told Jane that it is too late in the year for her to homeschool him.  But that isn't even the worst thing, she has also been informed that he has missed too many days and if she doesn't bring him back to school, she will be in violation of the law!  How insane is that....the law should be protecting this child, not exposing him to more harm and trauma.

Now that you have read this, and are as angry as I am, I'm sure you wished there was something you could do....well, guess what?  There is!!  We are starting a letter writing campaign to the principal and superintendent.  To make it really easy for you, Princess has even written out sample letters, you can copy and paste them or write your own - whatever you want, but please take a few minutes to help out this precious child.

Here is all the info you need:
Email the principal, Mrs. Clark at and let her know that you are disappointed in their lack of cooperation and their failure to keep Islaam safe. The matter has recently been presented to the superintendent, Christopher J. Steinhauser. We are hoping he will be more helpful. You can reach him at  and let him know that you are familiar with Islaam’s case at Jefferson Middle School and that you have seen photos of the brutal attack and that you are SURE they will do the right thing and provide him with a safe learning environment at another school within their district.
Please send a copy to Jane at for her records.
If you would like to join us by posting a plea for help on your blog, Jane would be very grateful. Tweet using the #blogfia hashtag. You may copy my post and tweek it to fit yours if you wish. Please grab the blogfia button as well.
Our goal is to have their inbox flooded with emails by tomorrow morning when they get to work. 

Please send emails up until 3 pm EST / noon PST on Saturday, April 24. 

If Jane doesn't get a positive response we may do it again next week. We will give them an adequate amount of time to respond, but will stay on them if needed.

Sample Emails:
Dear Ms. Clark,
I have been following the story about the recent attack on a student in your school, Islaam, and I am outraged that he has not been given an opportunity to transfer to another school. Your lack of action in this case is unacceptable. How are children supposed to learn if they are in an environment where they fear for their safety? Your inability to protect him is a serious issue. I am hoping you will take the necessary steps to protect this child’s mental and physical well being and do whatever is necessary to rectify this situation immediately. 
Dear Mr. Steinhauser,
I have been following the story about the recent attack on a student at Jefferson Middle School, Islaam, and I am disappointed that he has not been provided an opportunity to enroll in another school within the district. Children need to be provided with a safe environment to learn. I hope you will move quickly to rectify this situation so that Islaam will be able to get back in school as soon as possible and work towards healing emotionally from the brutal attack. Please do not let this young man down. 


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  1. on it right now... ohhh this makes me ANGRY

    Some information I thought I would share.
    If school officials and the police do not follow policy or laws, take legal action.

  3. i will be posting this on and getting it out there every way I can

  4. I sent 10 emails, i hope that gets the ball rolling!!
    Tweeted, Shared on FB, and contacted Dreamcatchers For Abused Children.
    This WILL be stopped!!!!

  5. I posted this too. My heart is breaking for this boy and I hate that he has to go through this. I wish more schools would take bullying more seriously.


    most importantly though, I would contact the local news stations

  7. Thank you so much!!! I just made a email folder and am putting all the copies in there so I can get back to you all! I am very touched and my son has seen some of the emails and went to bed a lot happier tonight than he has in a long time!

  8. omg! this bullying thing in schools is not fun anymore!

  9. Thanks girl! I know Jane appreciates it too!

  10. Tweeting it to all my accounts.

  11. How horrible! That makes me so mad!

  12. Put it on my Facebook page as well

  13. I have tweeted this, put it on Facebook, and sent emails to both the principal and the superintendant...let me know if you need more done, I will also do a post on my blog! God bless! This situation is just unacceptable!

  14. I just saw an update on Jane's blog that her son was granted a transfer! YAY! She said they got 132 e-mails already! Nicely done everyone!

  15. We did it!!! Thank you everyone!! Update is on my blog!!

  16. If I had read this sooner I would have participated. How horribly sad! I am praying for the family, and praying that this little boy has a much better experience at new school. I think it's very sweet of everyone who participated, I wish I could have helped.

  17. Just got a chance to come check out what had came of this situation. So glad this was addressed.