Dear Annie: My teenage grandson was a victim of head-on accidents at his school

Dear Annie: My grandson was the victim of head-butting accidents in his private school locker room. It lasted for more than a month. Someone made videos of parts of it, and the whole school watched the videos.

The offender was asked to withdraw from his school (not fired). The investigator who investigated the investigation told my daughter that he had never dealt with a school so silent about such an incident. The athletic director apologized to my grandson, but not the coach or the school principal.

The school chaplain spoke to my grandson in a short face-to-face session. No one spoke to the team members who witnessed this or to their parents.

I wonder what the protocol is for something like this in public schools. This happened over a year ago, and recently my grandson said he still thinks about it every day. Do you think we should follow his advice? He is 15 years old and a sophomore. He still struggles and doesn’t want to quit smoking. – Grandma concerned

Dear concerned: Public school protocols vary from state to state, but this private school gets an F grade for handling a tough situation. It was cowardly for the coach and manager not to talk to your son about it.

Dividers are not something to be taken lightly and have unfortunately led to death in some cases. It has been proven that it does not build a team; In fact, it does the opposite by creating an atmosphere of fear and disrespectful behaviour. A great article comes from, which takes on more college hits but has some great data points.

As much as no one talks to the team that has seen the bullying or the other parents, that’s surprising. It can be a great educational lesson for everyone involved – not to punish a child who abuses but to use the terrible situation as an opportunity to educate children about the dangers of headhunting. It’s good for your grandson that he still wants to wrestle and has the flexibility.

It’s annoying that he thinks about it every day. He may have PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event. Certainly, seeking help from a trained counselor can help them address what has happened. I would also say that the opposite boy needs to see a counselor too. People hurt people, and he obviously has some violent issues to work through.

Dear Annie: I recently read messages in your column from grieving pet owners. Losing a pet is like losing a family member. I wrote a short poem about the loss of my 14-year-old cat that I hope you will share with grieving readers who may also have these feelings.

Confused by Peggy Ankerman

My cat crossed the rainbow bridge.

I have his picture on my fridge.

No more dirt on his paws

No destruction from his claws

My eyes and my nose won’t flow anymore,

And no more furballs on the floor.

Litter box throw away.

No cat food bills to pay.

Why do I mourn the end of Kitty?

The precious cat was my best friend.

My dear friend Kitty: Thank you for sharing your touching poem. It is beautiful, and your cat looks like an adorable kitten that was a gift for you and your family.

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