Mom taking action after son is 'bullied' - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Mom taking action after son is 'bullied'

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane mom says her 10-year-old boy is being bullied at school and she's not going to stand for it anymore.

Miranda Swenson says her son, Mikey, has been attending Longfellow elementary school for a year and since the beginning of the year, another student has been harassing her son.

Mikey tells KHQ it started with verbal taunts, which soon escalated into violence. He says the other student has gotten him into headlocks and punched him in the head and face and pushed him up against the wall.

His mother says Mikey has come home with scraped elbows and knees, and has received 'lumps' on his head. She has repeatedly implored school and district officials to do something about it, even filing two police reports, but she says nothing has changed.

The school tells us they have a policy in place that deals specifically with bullying instances. They have a protocol they follow, known as the 3 R's: Recognize, Refuse and Report. They also say they are aware of the situation involving Miranda's son, and that steps have been taken to deal with the problem, including daily follow-ups and intervention tactics. They also mentioned Mikey is not the only student being bullied and that the bullying has been occurring both ways. They would not comment further, saying this is an open investigation.

We are told both boys have clean disciplinary records.

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