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VIRAL: Mom blasts own daughter on social media for bullying

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Donielle Dabney says she won't raise a bully Donielle Dabney says she won't raise a bully
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Bullying has unfortunately been in the news in our area as of late after a 13-year-old girl took her own life earlier this month. Parents and students reached out to KHQ on Facebook saying that the girl may have been bullied and that led to the tragic decision.

Since then, the conversation of bullying in schools has been on the minds of the community. Are the schools doing enough? Are the parents not taking an active enough role in their child's life? There is no easy answer, but we do know that the subject has been broached many times in our daily editorial meetings. 

On Thursday morning, the subject came up again because of one Detroit mother's viral Facebook post. 

"Got wind that my daughter was playing a part in a bullying act...I pulled over in the middle of the street and whooped that ass," Donielle Dabney's March 18th posted begins. "Walked her in school and made her bypass her locker and go straight to the little girl she kicked and apologize to her..I apologized to her and let her know Kelsey is not raised that way." 

Dabney then said her daughter's punishment was not over. 

"And as for recess...Kelsey will be sitting in class writing an apology letter to that little girls mom because I can only imagine how she feels (because I know I would have raised hell if it was my child)!!!!" she continued.

She concluded the post with a plea to parents to take an active role in the lives of their children and stop bullying before it gets to the school, while pointing out the tragic reality of the lengths kids will go to stop from being bullied. 

"Parents teach your kids that bullying is not ok!!!! Kids are committing suicide these days!!! I WILL NOT RAISE BULLIES AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU!! IT STARTS WITH US....LETS BE AWARE!!!

Dabney's post has since gone viral with nearly 44,000 shares. 

"That's right. Coach in the moment and nip it in the bud before it grows. I think the biggest injustice we do to our kids is pretending because we raise them well, they will always do well. Parenting isn't a seed you plant and walk away from. It's a plant that needs our constant attention and nurturing," one person said. 

Another person chimed in, encouraging Donielle to look deeper into the issue. 

:"It's good to be proactive, but I would also encourage you to help look deeper into why she was bullying in the first place," they said.

What do you think? Does stopping kids from becoming bullies begin at home, or do schools need to be more involved? What do you think of Donielle's post? Let us know on our Facebook page. 

After the post went viral, Dabney responded with appreciation. 

"The fact that this status is now at over 36k shares has truly gotten me emotional..When I wrote this status it wasn't for the likes..I was really upset and expressing my feelings...and the fact that so many people could appreciate how I felt lets me know that my kids future is looking very bright," Dabney said. "Their mom must be doing something right...I'm so grateful that everybody took the time to share my stat...We probably stopped so many bullies already by making parents pay closer attention...Thank u guys."

If you or someone you know are having suicidal thoughts, there is help available. You are not alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255.

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