Parents often say that they will do anything to protect their children, no matter the cost. This is especially so when it comes to bullies. This Alabama mom, however, perhaps took it a bit too far. The physically violent actions she took against her son’s bully landed her in jail last month.
Alabama Mom Thrown In Jail After Beating Up Her Son’s Bully
For anyone who has ever been bullied, you understand all-too-well how horrible it can be. It is traumatizing – sometimes physically-so and always mentally and emotionally. For parents of children who have been bullied, it can be absolutely heart-wrenching watching your child go through it.
Once they are aware that their child is being bullied, most parents will take the necessary steps to do something about it. Usually, this involves contacting the school and making sure that the bully is properly disciplined. Thirty-seven-year-old Nannatt Waldrop from Jefferson County, Alabama, however, decided to take matters into her own hands.
On the morning of Tuesday, September 15, 2021, Waldrop boarded her son’s school bus to confront the child she believes was her son’s bully. The confrontation quickly turned physical and ended with Waldrop beating up the child. Students were quick to upload videos of the incident to the internet and authorities arrested Waldrop later that morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. (1)
Jefferson County deputies arrived on the scene quickly where they found many distraught children, one being the suspected bully who Waldrop had physically hurt. By 8:34 am, the authorities had her booked into the county jail. They released her at 11:35 am with bonds of $10,500.
The authorities have charged her with third-degree simple assault, trespassing on a school bus, and disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace/affray. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin made it clear that any adults who are not school employees are prohibited from getting on the county’s school buses. This is where the trespassing charge comes from.