Mom Pressured School To Resolve Bullying Problem
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
November 26, 2002
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA--After enduring seven weeks of teasing and bullying, things are finally back to normal on the school bus that Samantha Milligan and her cousin Richie ride to Richmond Elementary School.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported Tuesday that Samantha's mom, Kelly, spent those seven weeks putting pressure on the school to remove two boys who tormented and harassed the special education students on the bus. The boys were assigned to the bus after having been transferred from another school for disciplinary reasons.
Kelly reported to school officials every incident she knew of in which the boys tormented Samantha and Richie, who both have autism.
But those officials said their hands were virtually tied while they investigated the claims.