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Alabama Mom Boarded School Bus To Confront Child’s Bully, Police Say

An Alabama woman from Jefferson County was arrested after getting on a local school bus to confront an 11-year-old she suspected of bullying her child. Nannatt Waldrop, 37, boarded the bus at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and approached the child accused of bullying, according to ABC 3340.

A video of the incident began circulating on social media and eventually made its way back to the Jefferson County Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin who released a statement in response. 

“We are aware of the video circulating on social media of a fight that occurred on one of our school buses Tuesday morning. I want to be very clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated,’’ the statement read.

“While this is now a law enforcement matter, let me just say what I saw on that video deeply disturbs me,’’ Gonsoulin added. “At no point is any type of violence acceptable, especially violence against students. We have been and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”

It’s not immediately clear if the child suffered any injuries in the altercation. 

The incident has sparked a debate on social media. Many have sounded off, sharing that they can see why a mother would desire to keep her children safe from the bullies of the world, while others said that an adult shouldn’t be throwing hands with another child. 

“I’m all for a mama bear protecting her cub, but I would hope by the time someone is a parent, let alone 37 years old, they realize there are a lot of steps to take between finding out their child is being bullied and assaulting a minor on a school bus,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“Don’t raise bullies… For those of you who are about to ask ‘but what if it was your…’ I wouldn’t raise a bully. She shouldn’t have hit the kid, but the parents…,” another said

Waldrop has been charged with third-degree assault, trespassing on a school bus and disorderly conduct. Her bond was set at $10,500, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

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