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Poway Dad Says Son Received Death Threat

Jarred Christian told a local TV station that his son received a death threat from a student at Twin Peaks Middle School.

A Poway dad told 10News his son has been bullied at Twin Peaks Middle School and he isn't happy with the with the school district's response, but an official said the situation has been investigated and addressed appropriately.

Jarred Christian said his 13-year-old son has been hit, kicked and targeted with death threats but "nobody's helping" kids who are being bullied, according to 10News' report Tuesday.

Mel Robertson, the associate superintendent for the Poway Unified School District's Learning Support Services, told Patch on Wednesday that school officials conducted a "deep investigation" and have addressed the concerns "appropriately and diligently."

"Bullying cannot be tolerated and will not be tolerated at any of our schools," Robertson said. "That really is very important."

Robertson declined to comment about specific details of the situation, including what did or did not happen. She did say that the school conducted an investigation last week, addressed the concerns and both students are back in school now.

Christian, in the 10News report, said the offending student had been suspended and his son had stayed home from school for a day, scared.

Patch has reached out to Christian and will update if he responds.

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Libi Uremovic February 11, 2013 at 01:43 AM
my mom took care of a friend's boy when he got out of kindergarten ....after he was in school for a week he started kicking my mom in the back of the leg and when she would turn around he would say: 'i didn't do it'... then she would turn back around and he would kick her again and say: ' i didn't do it'... kids were kicking on him at school, but he'd never been harassed before so he thought it was a game... '...While I would not attempt anything like Libi because they would lock me up ...' yea, white women can get away a lot...to quote steven king's movie ....'sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has going for her..'
Mjm February 11, 2013 at 05:35 AM
Significant problem is the zero tolerance policy is enforced against the victim when he or she retaliates against the bully. The right to defend yourself does not exist and the bullies take advantage of that. The bully instigates and the victim responds. The school catches the victim responding and punishes the victim and not the bully. But the school will not admit it.
Joules February 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM
I believe Ms Robertson when she says it has been a deep, thorough investigation because she once brought my 4th grade daughter into her office and interviewed my daughter and her friend about a conversation they had while playing at home that was repeated at school.
GhoastSkullMason February 21, 2013 at 09:42 PM
The REAL problem is that neither the parents or the PUSD administration are including the most powerful source of " conflict resolution " on the campuses, the students themselves! Stop making the students "the problem "and help make them a part of "the solution" to the problems of bullying, school shootings, and other negative on or off campus issues.
Susan Morrison March 10, 2013 at 07:58 AM
Libi, so how will the Foster Care better the child? Don't you think kids who go into the foster system turn out even worse if left there? How about some positive solutions, like maybe therapy for both the child and the parents. I think the parents should be evaluated first. I don't always point the finger to the parents although that is the case most of the time.

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