Open Thread: Did Man Go Too Far Protecting His Son?
A Baltimore man allegedly forced one of his son’s tormentors into his car and cursed at him.
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Donald Shields Sr., 33, is being held without bail on kidnapping, assault and false imprisonment charges after he allegedly forced a child that reportedly beat up his son into his car and cursed at him on Nov. 5, according to Baltimore Sun. Shields allegedly drove the boy around before dropping him off at Yorkwood Elementary School.
Tia Drakes, Shields’ fiancé, said he was doing what the school wouldn’t do and protecting their son, WBAL-TV reports. The eight-year-old boy told the television station his stomach would hurt when he went to school because he was so afraid of bullying.
The issue of bullying in schools has become an increasingly prolific topic that some officials want to see more efforts put into curbing.
Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond announced that she will introduce a resolution calling on lawmakers in Annapolis to: "provide the necessary resources to school systems and appropriate agencies who work with young people and allow them to establish multi-disciplinary teams in each jurisdiction, to include but not be limited to school personnel, and representatives from the local police department, the appropriate local mental health agency and the local State's Attorney, to address bullying, harassment, and intimidation."