Kaukauna man's anti-bullying message to protect his son goes viral

CREATED Mar 27, 2013

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  • Image by Matthew Bent - Facebook

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KAUKAUNA - A father's attempt to protect his son and share a message on anti-bullying has gone viral on Facebook.

The post, which is a photo of Matthew Bent, of Kaukana, and his son, says in part -

"I Stand Behind My Son in the Fight Against Bullying! Tell School Districts That Protecting Bullies by Turning a Blind Eye is WRONG!"

The Facebook post itself explained the situation with the alleged bully.

"YESTERDAY, MY SON WAS BODYSLAMMED 3 TIMES BY A BULLY, THE SAME BULLY THAT HAS BEEN MAKING MY SON'S SCHOOL YEAR A NIGHTMARE, INCLUDING STEALING A NECKLACE I GAVE MY SON AS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR HIS FIRST YEAR OF LITTLE LEAGUE. LAST NIGHT, I CALLED THE COPS TO PUT A STOP TO THIS, AND WHEN THE COP CAME OVER, HE SAID THE SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER WOULD HANDLE THE CASE. WHEN I GOT A CALL TODAY FROM THE RVMS PSLO, HE TOLD ME THAT BECAUSE MY SON VOLUNTARILY WALKED INTO THE AREA THAT THE BULLY WAS, THAT IT WAS MY SON'S FAULT FOR GOING "INTO THE LIONS DEN" AND THERE WAS NOTHING HE WOULD DO ABOUT IT."

The post on Facebook, which was posted Tuesday night, March 26, has (at this time, less than 24 hours later) received almost 130,000 shares.

You can see the post here.