Band of Brothers

by duncanr

Danny is 6 yr old

He suffered a brain haemorrhage shortly after birth which has left him with a slight speech impediment

That, and the fact he dresses differently from everyone else at the school – wearing collar and tie, and a suit – has singled him out for teasing and bullying

Hearing of this, some older boys in the school football team decided to show their support for Danny by coming to school dressed like him for a day

Now, while it is refreshing to see a bunch of kids coming out in support of another kid that is being picked on – and I applaud their action in doing so – I can’t help but wonder what  . . .measures the school is undertaking to identify those doing the bullying and to put a stop to it

and, secondly, what possesses the parents of Danny that they send him to school dressed so differently (like a miniature adult) from the other kids ?

If they know he is getting picked on for the clothes he wears to school, why persist in dressing him that way ?

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10 Comments to “Band of Brothers”

  1. That is odd. Bullying is so pervasive I don’t know if it will ever be eradicated.

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  2. I’m sorry, you see I had a troubled childhood, and was made to dress up as a wombat er… er…

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