Sunday, April 13, 2008

DON'T MESS WITH MAMA BEAR.

Forwarded to two fifth grade teachers, the school counselor, and the principal:


This weekend, my daughter Beebie received some harassing and threatening messages on her cell phone from some other 5th grade girls. The way I understand the chronology of events is that Marilyn Backstabber confronted Beebie via text message on Saturday claiming that Evilina Meanie told Marilyn that Beebie had said something nasty about Marilyn.

Beebie denies that she ever said anything rude about Marilyn, whom she considers a close friend, and has absolutely no idea what rude comment Marilyn and Evilina could possibly be referring to. Evilina admits she told Marilyn that Beebie said something about Marilyn, but hasn't told Beebie what it was.

I've tried to get Evilina to tell Beebie what she passed along to Marilyn, and Evilina hs not answered me. Marilyn hasn't told Beebie what was allegedly said either, so I tend to believe that Beebie did not say whatever Evilina and Marilyn claim she did, since no one seems to be able to recall the words.

Yesterday, via text message, Marilyn called Beebie a F******* B**** (she spelled it out in capital letters), and I responded directly to Marilyn's cell phone, identifying myself as Beebie's mother and telling her that if she could not use more polite language, to please stop sending Beebie messages. At that time, I hoped that would be enough to stop the rude messages without contacting Marilyn's parents.

Today, the situation escalated considerably when Beebie got more than 10 hateful and vulgar messages within about 2 minutes on her cell phone from Marilyn's cell phone. There were text, voice messages, and even a photo that Beebie's father and I both viewed as threatening. I've attached a few for you to see (and hear).

I called Marilyn's mother immediately and was told by Mrs. Backstabber that Marilyn had a friend - Frances McNasty - at her house and that the two of them had been in Marilyn's room. Beebie says Frances was the one whose voice was heard on the voice messages. Frances's mother's phone number is unlisted so I was unable to contact her to alert her to the situation. I'm hoping that the school can intervene and help me bring these events to her attention.

Beebie is extremely sensitive and was very hurt and frightened by these three girls attacking her character for no apparent reason. And of course, as a parent, I feel I must protect and defend her. She had to come to a new school this year as a fifth grader, not knowing anyone, and for the girls she thought were her friends to turn on her so suddenly crushed her spirit and, frankly, broke my heart.

The messages I've attached are still on Beebie's cell phone, should she be asked to prove where they came from.



IT'S FUCKIN' ON.

15 comments:

shiguy4076 said...

That makes me so sad and furious at the same time. You did the correct thing. Give Beebie a hug for me. Poor girl.
Shi

Trillian42 said...

Oh, jeez. Poor Beebie. I hope the school can get this in hand asap.

Meghann said...

little girls can be SO hateful and mean....I wouldn't live that particular era of my life again for anything. Give beebie a hug!

Guinifer said...

Hell, I'd go for the Social Worker too, if you've got one. (We do in Minnesota.)

DomesticOverlord said...

Girls are so awful. I hope Beebie is okay. If I were you I would have given her the day off today and gone and gotten pedicures together or something. I'm dreading my daughter getting old enough to deal with that crap.

Tell Beebie that I think she's awesome.

SiressYorkie said...

5th grade girls...*shudder* In my day, the kids would say all that nonsense to your face or write it on the bathroom wall. That is a violent age, and the girls can turn on each other like rabid cats.

I would expect nothing less than for you to go into Mama Bear mode over this. Oh, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be in on the meeting with you and those little whores and their mums.

Amanda said...

Hugs to you and Beebie. Go Mama Bear!!!

(WTF is it with [some] kids???)

Jo said...

Wow - has there been any response? What did the girl's mother say other than they kids were playing in their room?

ZantiMissKnit said...

Poor Beebie. I hate that Mean Girl shit. It was more tolerated when I was a kid, and I just had to "deal with it". Today I think it gets taken more seriously.

knitnthings said...

Just an FYI from someone in the know. If the school doesn't handle the situation to your satisfaction (poor kid give her a hug) you can get the police involved. Sending threatning texts is a crime & while you might not want to go there - you can, and the threat of it will probably work wonders!

Rachel said...

Holy shit.

kemtee said...

Time to kick ass and take names, PK. Hold the school's feet to the fire. And make it clear to these little snots' "parents" that they're next.

Beebie -- don't let the scum of the earth get to you. You're better than them and this proves it.

Bezzie said...

Yorkie took the type right out of my fingers.

Nell said...

Wow- That sucks. Go get 'em! That's completely ridiculous!

Ed said...

GO KICK THEIR CRACKER TEETH IN.