CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) –The mother of a teen who says she is being bullied at school says something needs to be done about it.
The 14-year old who said she is being bullied at Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs said a video is proof of the bullying.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized In NW Miami, As Police Investigate Possible Road Rage Shooting
She says a recorded fight at the middle school shows her getting attacked and threatening text messages were sent before the attack.
In the video, you can see a girl in the white shirt and another in the red shirt seemingly attack her.
She said the bullying started three weeks ago.
She said she got a text a text message saying, “We finna woop that ass” and “Wait for it baby doll it’s gonna hurt when I stab yu.”
CBS4’s Cynthia Demos asked the teen, “one text talks about stabbing you. What did you think?” She said she didn’t know what do think so she told her mom.
On the teen’s Instagram, a conversation included, “Well better get her before I cut a [expletive] on Tuesday.”
The messages coupled with the fight drove her and her mom to speak out. But they asked their identities not be revealed.
“Bullying is wrong,” said the teen. “You see so many people attempting suicide because of bullying.”
“I brought them to the school and nothing was done about it,” said the teen’s mother.READ MORE: Nearly 11-Foot Gator Found Hanging Out In Florida Pool
The Broward County School Board said they are aware of the fight and handled the matter according to school board policy. They said it’s a fight between two students, not three against one and that the two students were given in school suspensions.
Her mom said, “No reports were made. I was refused a police report. Bullying just needs to stop at these schools.”
Demo put the mother in touch with Coral Springs Police who said a report would be made.
Her mother asked, “Why does it have to get physical before anything is done? Someone is going to get hurt.”
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Bober says cyber bullying is a huge issue.
He said, “There is no official law against bullying so it’s up to each school.” He also said anti-bullying programs seem to backfire at schools.
Bober said, “It’s up to the school to create an environment of tolerance and respect that discourages bullying.”
The mother and daughter we spoke with say it’s time something is done.
CBS4’s Cynthia Demos asked, “You say people who are bullied attempt suicide..where are you emotionally with this? Ten being the worst.” The teen replied ” A seven or eight.”
The teen said she was picked on from the beginning because she is the new girl. She’s hoping it can be amicably ended but Bober said the best think you can do if there is a bad situation is take copious notes and save all text messages.
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