Additional Bullying Allegations Surface

Billy Noble tells Newscenter 11 his 10th grade son is being bullied in the Sumter County School District and that officials have not addressed the problem.

Superintendent Katie Jones-Powell says the Sumter County School District is committed to protecting students from bullying, as the Code of Conduct states.

Noble says his 10th grade son is being bullied by school employees. Noble claims his son's bus driver hit him in the head with a school bus door, as well as dropped him off in the mud before having him suspended from the bus. Noble tells us he has approached school officials with his concerns, but he says nothing has been done.

Jones-Powell says policy states a parent must set up a meeting with the superintendent to address these type of concerns, which Jones-Powell says Noble has not done and that she has informed him of that.

"We have an open door policy to communicate with parents and the community," Jones-Powell says. "There is a procedure. That procedure has not been followed."

"Cause she did nothing the first time, nothing the second time, and she did nothing the third time," Noble says. "And there's no use in coming back to her again because she's not going to do anything."

Jones-Powell says the Sumter County School District takes every bullying case seriously and says every instance of bullying is investigated.

Noble says he is not happy with the action taken by the district so far and will hire an attorney if he does not resolve the issue with the district.

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