THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My son is getting picked on in school. I've called the school about it but they don't really do anything. My son is singled out on a regular basis by the same kid. I'm not sure what to do. I have friends that have told me to call the police and press charges. I think that may be a little bit too much. I'm looking for other options. I have been calling around to other schools in the area to see if we can move in the middle of the year. Something needs to happen. I was picked on as a child and it still haunts me. This is no way for my son to get his start in school. He is only in kindergarten right now and it's already happening. Any ideas?
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