ORCUTT, Calif.- A mother breaks her silence and says, "enough is enough." She claims her daughter is a being bullied at school, but no one did anything to stop it.
"They just call me stupid, jerk, ugly," said Corina Ward, a victim of bullying.
Words sixth grader, Corina Ward, says she is called nearly 10 times a day by her peers at Pine Grove Elementary School.
"I was just standing there with my back turned and he just came over and pushed me," explained Ward.
After being bullied on and off for 2 nearly years, Ward's mother, Corina Yee posted a picture on Facebook with her mouth taped shut holding a sign stating:
"...The principal only spoke to the boy. The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department refused to speak to him for fear of traumatizing him. Know what is going on with your child!"
The principal and superintendent declined to speak on camera, but told Central Coast News the issue had been taken care of. They claimed this was a one time incident and called it a conflict, not bullying.
"Because of their reaction that's exactly why you have bullying in school right now," said Corina Yee, the victim's mother.
When Central Coast News contacted the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office they deferred the issue to the school.
"She tries to tolerate it, but I think she's gotten to the point where it's very status quo, like I'm just used to this happening," said Yee.
While Ward fears the bullying may never stop, Yee hopes her picture will bring awareness to the problem.
"If the superintendent read all the posts that are being said and the problems that other parents are having, then you know what maybe someday he will start acknowledging, wake up and smell the roses," said Yee.
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