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What would you do? Mom takes bullying into her own hands

Cherie Darby/NJ.com Community Manager October 29, 2013 at 11:32:48 AM EDT

According to students who were on the bus, Mrs. Sardoni boarded the bus with her 51-year-old mother, Stephanie. The two cursed at three students they believed bullied Sardoni's 4th-grade daughter.

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Here are some of the top comments from NJ.com users on this story

SunshineNJ

I know parents who go through this agony every day. There kids are bullied in school and on the bus. They complain but nothing happens. I think this needs to be investigated further to see if bullying actually happened. If so, the bully's parents need to be brought to justice as well as the school.

ThisisallBS 


So its okay for an adult to get on a school bus and become a bully herself? She slaps 2 kids and she gets probation for it, and what happened to the bus driver that allowed her and her mother to board the bus? Is that an okay thing to do? Allow a mother on the bus so she can bully some children?

Pearl08082004 

While I can certainly understand her frustration (kids can be cruel and horrible), it is never okay to put your hands on someone else's child. It's a shame that the school ignored their pleas for help in dealing with the bullying. If the school wouldn't help, I would try to contact the bully's parents and see if it could be resolved that way. I understand how hard it is to see your child upset and tormented, and yes, you may want to take matters into your own hands, but she had no right to board that bus in the first place. She ultimately stooped to the bullies level out of anger, and now she's in a heap of trouble, and most likely will face lawsuits and made matters worse for her daughter at school.


Mememe

This is a tough one. This could have been handled differently. Nothing is wrong with going to the school Principal and requesting parent to parent meeting about her child being bullying. Since the girl knows who the kids are. Can't take matters in your own hands.
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