a mother in Wilmington, North Carolina faces charges because she went to her child’s middle school (Roland-Grise) and confronted a bully’s parent, about their child bullying her daughter.
Nakkiya Bethea was arrested for simple assault for
“pushing and grabbing the left arm (of a juvenile) and shoving to the ground,” according to warrants.
Bethea went to clear the schoolhouse,
Police also say she assaulted three other people on campus, but they have not pressed charges.
Tuesday, Bethea said she got “a call at 9 a.m. from the principal
that they were going to keep my daughter safe for the rest of the day because they heard there could be an issue.”
She said for the past four months,
there has been a history of fights, threats, and bullying between her 13-year-old daughter and another female student.
Bethea said she came back to the school around 3:30 p.m.
and the girl that has been bullying her daughter runs and jumps over a bike rack.
I came back to the school around 3:30 p.m.
and the girl that has been victimizing my daughter runs and jumps over the bike rack and I told my daughter to fight back.
Officials said the fight quickly turned to a heated dispute between the parents of the girls.
Police said Bethea was yelling and cursing in front of the students. However, Bethea said she regrets those words but she does not regret trying to protect her daughter from four months of ongoing bullying
This has been going on since November, for four months. I have emails and texts reaching out to the school, and superintendent. I have done everything I can possibly do and my daughter is still being victimized.
Her daughter was suspended from school for 10-days after the incident.
Bethea was released on an unsecured bond. (She was able to sign herself out)