WAHOO, Neb. (WOWT) — A mother in Wahoo, Nebraska has pressed charges against several teenagers after they allegedly threatened to kill her son.
The family says it’s time for bullying to stop.
L.J. Morley says he’s been the victim of bullying for more than two years.
“It gets physical. They punch me, kick me and they throw me into lockers,” L.J. explained. “They kick my chair and make me fall down.”
Recently, the bullying escalated for the freshman at Wahoo. He says kids threatened to beat him to death at school and on social media.
“It was hurting me a lot and I just couldn’t deal with it anymore,” L.J. added.
The 14-year-old even talked about suicide to his mother, Michelle Morgan.
“It’s supposed to be a safe environment. It’s supposed to be fun, filled with learning, not who’s going to do what to you or who’s going to say what,” Morgan said.
Michelle says the district notified her of at least one two-day suspension, but her family still feels neglected.
“My son who has been bullied is being treated like he’s doing wrong,” she added. “The bullies are continuing to do whatever they want.”
Her son isn’t alone. L.J.’s friend, Treyvon Milliken, is also a victim to bullying.
“It just doesn’t stop,” said Milliken.
Sue DuBois is a family friend and a parent herself. A graduate of Wahoo Schools, she says she’s seeing the problem growing.
“We need to stand up and be the voice of change, stand up for our students, stand up for our school, and make something different happen,” DuBois said.
L.J. has advice to others feeling victim.
“The kids that are out there that are getting bullied, you are not alone,” he said. “Try to fight through it. You can always make it.”
Wahoo Public Schools released this statement to Gray affiliate WOWT regarding the case: “We take allegations of bullying behavior seriously at Wahoo Public Schools. There are educational programs in place to limit and policies in place to deter any of these types of behaviors. When instances are reported, the administration is responsible for investigating and taking appropriate action. We are unable to discuss any specific information regarding individual students.”