As we all know by know, bullying is a terrible problem in schools across the country. There are many ways one can react when your child is being bullied, some more effective than others. One tactic, though, that you probably avoid is physically attacking your kid's tormentors, which is just what New Jersey's Rebecca Sardoni allegedly did last week, with her own mother, the child's grandmother, in tow no less.
After her 9-year-old daughter suffered weeks of tormenting, which became physical at one point, Sardoni reported the problem to school officials. When they failed to act in a timely manner, the 28-year-old mother took matters into her own hands.
According to police, Sardoni and her mother boarded her daughter's school bus and demanded to talk to one of the boys responsible for the bullying. She then allegedly slapped the boy and slammed his head into a window, while her mother screamed at him. She also allegedly slapped the boy seated next to him. One of the students suffered a cut on his lip in the incident, according to his step-father, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for a neck injury.
Sardoni and her mother deny physically attacking anyone. "They (the boys) weren't the ones who were suffering; my daughter was," Sardoni told the Asbury Park Press. She also said she was crying as she told the boy, "How dare you. Expect to be going to court."
She added: "They're making us look like bad people and we're not. This little girl has been through a lot," which could be true, considering the awful way in which her daughter told her about the bullying.
"She had to write it on a piece of paper because she was so embarrassed. She was hysterical," Rebecca Sardoni said, recalling earlier in the week when her daughter told her about the incidents.
Sardoni was charged with simple assault, criminal trespass, and making terroristic threats. Her mother was charged with criminal trespass.