Toulouse: a 6th year student at Vauquelin college victim of harassment, his parents say they are helpless
A 6th grader, aged 11, experiences a real ordeal at the Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin college in Toulouse, where he is attacked by other students. For two weeks, he has not been going to class. His parents alerted the national education system which claimed to have “taken into account” the situation.
Despite many already existing devices, such as specialized cells with referents in each academy, the deputies studied yesterday at the National Assembly, a new offense to fight against bullying at school.
Which, in some cases, could cost the authors dearly: to do so.
On November 18, on the occasion of the National Day of Mobilization against School Bullying, Emmanuel Macron announced new measures for the protection of victims and for “shame to change sides”. But concretely on the ground, the academic inspection of Haute-Garonne, which makes bullying its hobbyhorse, is, in the face of certain situations, taken aback.
Since the start of the September school year, an 11-year-old student from the Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin college, classified as a priority education network (REP) and located in the Bagatelle district in Toulouse, has been going through a real ordeal without the institution, kneaded by good intentions, does not manage to find a lasting solution.
His parents filed a complaint
He hasn’t been going to school for days after being pushed down fifteen stairs. He came home with a swollen face. His parents filed a complaint. And many messages have been posted on social networks.
“He is out of school,” explains his very worried mother who wishes to remain anonymous. There are several mothers in this case, it is unacceptable. Since the start of the school year, he has been afraid of going to college, he gets hit, racketeers. The head of the establishment took my request into account, but above all we were told that the teachers are competent and that we cannot put a supervisor behind the 850 students of the Vauquelin college. I was in contact with a harassment referent at the rectorate, but the only feeling I have today is to be abandoned. My son has been deconstructed: his behavior has changed, he no longer wants to study, he risks dropping out of school ”.
Parents claim to be “obliged to take days off to take care of their son, to go to the rectorate, to send letters, to go to the police station”. The situation of this student is not unknown to the rectorate who claims to have “taken into account”.
“We have set up support for the family, but it also takes time to understand the situations, and the idea is to build something with the family that has only one wish, and that is to find something new. the serenity and success of their child, ”explains academic inspector Aymeric Meiss.