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September 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Take bullying more seriously, parents tell Peninsula School Board members

Parents of a Gig Harbor middle school student whose bullying was captured on video last year asked the Peninsula School Board last night to take the matter more seriously, according to The News Tribune.

Randy and Karla Kinney told board members that teacher John Rosi’s discipline — reassignment and 10 days suspension without pay at the time — wasn’t severe enough, the newspaper reported. Video that came to light last week showed students carrying their son around by his arms and legs, trapping him beneath overturned chairs and more. At times, Rosi joined in. The videos showed that the behavior continued for at least 15 minutes.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is now investigating, and Rosi has been placed on leave.

 

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