SC woman arrested after attempting to confront bully

Mom Gets Arrested for Storming Into School and Confronting Her Child’s Bullies

Mom Gets Arrested for Storming Into School and Confronting Her Child’s Bullies

A SC mom is "absolutely ashamed" of herself after storming into the Greenbrier Elementary School in May to confront the children she believed were bullying her son.

Police were only alerted to the incident when Rathburn later posted a seven-minute "video rant" on Facebook admitting she'd had a stern word to a number of kids before class.

Following the heated conformation, Rathburn uploaded a video to Facebook, in which she admitted that 'she snuck into the school and confronted kids that she estimated to be 9 years old'.

According to Rathburn, during the school year her son suffered from "random bouts of depression", his grades went down, he woke up with nightmares and tried to make excuses for not going to school.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said she went to her son's class on May 17 during the morning school drop-off where she lost her cool in front of the pupils and teachers.

She told Greenville News that she doesn't know if her son's bullies were ever punished because the school has refused to hand over documents related to the situation, citing privacy concerns. According to Rathburn, classmates teased the boy about his hair, called him names, struck him with a computer and once jerked him off the slide by his throat.

"I can't watch them on field day. that's devastating".

She told Yahoo! in an email that she was sorry for her actions and that is was out of desperation to protect her son. She was reportedly a "class mom" who would help out with school events, but is now no longer allowed on the grounds.

Others described kids "screaming" as Rathburn blew up and "cursed" about the frustrating situation she was in as a mother. She was captured on surveillance cameras chastising the children.

When police saw her video, they began to investigate and took her into custody three days later.

Just before Rathburn barged into the school, she told school administrators that she might report the school for its failure to address the bullying.

". I owe the parents, the children and the staff an apology for that". Absolutely, it was wrong.

"Picking becomes bullying really quickly nowadays, and I've taught my kids not to tolerate it, so before something transpires could you address it", Rathburn asked in the email, reported The Greenville News. "But honestly, I don't know how I could have gotten my message across any other way", Rathburn told the paper during an interview.

Greenville County school officials said they couldn't comment on Rathburn's case, according to the newspaper. "Anybody making 300 decisions a day will make mistakes".