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Internet, social media adding to problem of bullying

January 26, 2013

Warren Township resident Margie Wesel is at her wit’s end. For more than a year, her 11-year-old daughter Pam has been bullied mercilessly, she said....

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hockeypuck

Jan-28-13 6:45 AM

Just stop using this ridiculous way of communicating. Goodness, what ever happened to just calling someone.

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ProudTigerMom

Jan-28-13 5:15 AM

*other. While I know that isn't always helpful. Some parents would rather dismiss the children's bad behavior than deal with it. Because it is easier to ignore than actually discipline. We brought these children into this world. They did not ask to be born. It is our responsibility to raise them to have respect for others as well as them selves. It is our job to make sure they are educated so they can grow into productive citizens of society. There are already a whole generation of children who are now young adults who feel entitled. Our children are our future. I sometimes fear what the future holds. And it makes me sad. Mrs. Wesel own up to your own wrong doings!Get your children and family the help they truly need. You cannot place blame on everyone else when you ,your self are not doing your best or your part as a parent should.Remember,NO child deserves to be bullied. unless you are willing to own up to your own bad behavior. You will never be capable of helping your children!

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AaronL

Jan-28-13 5:11 AM

And I thought PN&S article over box boy was rich.... THIS one takes the cake for entertainment value from all. No dog in the fight here,just here for the amazement.

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ProudTigerMom

Jan-28-13 5:00 AM

*could and does put the other children endanger of physical harm. When the whole class has to stop so that, that particular child can be dealt with. Now I oppose bulling of any type. Against children and adults alike. But it is not the teachers job to parent our children. They are there to teach our children academics! I think parents that do have the time should volunteer in our schools as often as possible. I also believe that our children are sometimes scared to tell an adult. Because they know it could make it worse because there are limits to what our school faculty can do. They know they will be labeled a snitch or a rat! my child has been bullied. So I can 100% identify with these parents. We live in a new era. Better laws need to be set in place.More programs should be created within all school systems. But Parents need to step up and parent their children and be better role models.Parents should come together to solve some of these disputes.Instead of fighting against each

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ProudTigerMom

Jan-28-13 4:45 AM

*ball from the opponents. But scratching and the grabbing of the other girls jersey's and other overly aggressive actions was crossing the line.Pam seemed to think she was exempt from doing drills like the other children.Parents were informed the reason being was she was autistic.While the other child in a church league did cart wheels down the court endangering the children she was playing against. Now as far as Mrs Wesel, She herself is a bully in my opinion. Why did she feel the need to create a Facebook page titled "Just feel like having a B**** fest:)"to which whom only herself and one other are the administrators of. You have to request to join this page. In which it's 1,036 members cuss and rant and talk very mean about whom ever they feel like.I agree that children who are violent and have violent outburst should be separated from main stream classes. When the outburst are disruptive to the class and the treat of flying objects and hitting pulling and scratching cou

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ProudTigerMom

Jan-28-13 4:30 AM

The times really should do their homework before writing an articles that are so specific to one child.To turn around and make it something about Cyber bulling.And to also bring up the case in Stubenville. This story originated concerning in school bulling. Take note that every person quoted in this article, was the Principal of Marietta High and the on campus police officer from Marietta City schools and the students quoted all attend High School at Marietta or Williamstown High Schools.Why did the Times not take the time to go out to Warren Local and speak to those administrators involved? I hate to do this but my children witnessed Mrs. Wesel's children first hand. Pam and one of the other siblings have played basketball in The Marietta area and have witnessed the children's behavior. Pam would get angry during practices. She would flop herself on the gym floor when she thought things were not going as she thought they should.While yes part of the object of the game is to get bal

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Babyboys

Jan-28-13 12:55 AM

I have tried so long to stay out of everything, but enough is enough have any of you guys ever heard when you start pointing fingers you need to look at how many is pointing back at you. There is 3 always pointing back at you.

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Dukeboy01

Jan-28-13 12:14 AM

She is out of control when she gets mad it's kind of scary she takes her nails and scratches the sides of her cheeks all the way to her breasts she will break all her pencils until she don't have one then has to ask the teacher for one!!

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Dukeboy01

Jan-28-13 12:10 AM

"I can do whatever because my mom will not get me in trouble"!!

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TinyDennis

Jan-28-13 12:07 AM

Pam obviously get her way of thinking from her mom because Ms. Wesel thinks that no one can do anything about her or her children because she "knows people". I find her thinking this really amusing.

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Dukeboy01

Jan-28-13 12:00 AM

Almost every day Pam is sent to the office for something and that's when mrs.wesel calls the school and says Pam is inucent she done nothing.Thats what it sounds to me because Pam says "WellI am not gonna get in trouble because my moms gonna call the school"

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Dukeboy01

Jan-27-13 11:50 PM

At school Pam would threaten people to kill them if she liked them.She grabs people,pushes desks and ,throws books at people.To me she is the one who is bullying

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Dukeboy01

Jan-27-13 11:45 PM

I agree with TinyDennis

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TinyDennis

Jan-27-13 11:39 PM

Here's my thought based on facts. Every time the school was notified about Pam doing something to another child it wasn't but a few days later that Ms. Wesel was calling saying so & so did this or did that. It seems to me that Ms. Wesel has nothing better to do then cause drama instead of parenting her children. People such as Ms. Wesel are delusional & attention seekers. I think The Marietta Times & Ms. Wesel owe the school an apology.

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steelersfan1985

Jan-27-13 11:36 PM

newworld ive only posted two times but ur last post about wasted money on kids that cant be taught makes me hope and pray you dont or ever have kids. i worked with a few special needs kid at warren when i went there from 1999-2003 every kid has a right to be in school where ever they want wasted money best use of money i seen at WHS

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newworld

Jan-27-13 11:10 PM

If your sons problem is his social capaci, then keep him at home and let him ESchool. As a tax payer I do have a say in the wasted money on kids that just can't be taught. If your child need to have a tutor sit with him all day long, that just takes a teacher a way from normal kids. Your really need to come to grips with the facts that your child might not belong in a public school.

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Toddlerwrangler

Jan-27-13 11:06 PM

*human

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Toddlerwrangler

Jan-27-13 11:06 PM

newworld, I am a substitute for marietta city schools, I teach all grades and levels and no I don't hold my students hands , but yet I do hold their hearts close to mine as a homan being should. I care about heir success no matter how long it's been since I have taught them. I also work for wasco/ewing so I know all levels of greatness. What do you do that qualifies you to speak on special needs or anything for that matter?

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luckyone13

Jan-27-13 10:52 PM

my son doesnt need ewing school or wasco, which focuses mainly on learning disabilities,where my son has the learning capacity, just not the social capacity. ya know what assuming does? makes an ASS out of U and ME. i didnt offend you or anyone else in my post, but you maam, have offended many. You have no right saying my son, her daughter have no place in school. Special needs kids are sometimes over looked, and its people like you, with your negative thoughts and actions, that limit resources available to parents like us. I probably KNOW you warrenmom, and momtaxi, you'd be ashamed to find out this is your neighbor,cousin,or friend. think before you "speak", for the sake of us all. I am SO greatful I've long since moved out of that area!

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Dukeboy01

Jan-27-13 10:50 PM

Pam throws tantrums about doing her work when the teacher tells her to do work she sticks her tongue out and roles her eyes

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newworld

Jan-27-13 10:45 PM

Toddlerwrangler, If you have worked with the same kids for years, doesn't that just make you a high priced babysitter. A normal child does ayear of scholl and moves on to a new teacher. Kids you take care of move on to the next grade and you must follow along to hold their hand. That takes teaching power a away from the teachers and the normal kids get hurt on teacher time. They just need to go to the school that is best for them and the other students.

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Toddlerwrangler

Jan-27-13 10:23 PM

*theirselves

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Toddlerwrangler

Jan-27-13 10:20 PM

newworld..I know these children personally and have worked with them for years ever since she was 7, and yes I have read the posts. First of all you don't understand the situation at all and there was a school that worked , but to better thier selves they bought a house and it is in warren school district. Bottom line no matter who is doing the bullying it needs to STOP..hense the school and parents need to do thier jobs.

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newworld

Jan-27-13 10:11 PM

Toddlerwrangler, if you would have really read the post you would see that luckyone13 stated that she has had her child in every school and none of them worked. Obviously the child has more then a minor learning disability.

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momstaxi

Jan-27-13 10:05 PM

Mr. Frank Bully or "Billy" have you rode to school with your children on the bus? Well, you should! Or better yet, talk to John the bus driver and ask him how your children behave on the bus. Have you sat in class with Pam? No, you have not. So don't state that your children do nothing wrong and never cause a fight. Pam threw a book a couple of weeks ago and shoved a row of desks with kids sitting in them and made kids fall to the floor. She was having one of her melt downs and then walked out of the classroom saying she was going to kill someone. Ms. Wesel you are aware of all of this kind of behavior. You have been called to the school on several occasions. Do you not believe this is bullying?? You are not telling the truth. YOU are aware of your childs bullying!

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