GALVESTON — A Galveston mother says the island school district punished her son for protecting himself and his sister from bullies, but did nothing to stop the bullying.
Noelle Bruce’s 11-year-old son Deavon Josey, a sixth-grader at KIPP Secondary School, was charged with a Class B misdemeanor after trying to scare off three boys his mother said had threatened to hurt him and his sister at the end of school on Oct. 21.
Afraid for himself and his sister, Bruce said, Deavon “in a moment of fear” went home after school, grabbed a toy BB pistol, took out the clip holding the BBs and went to pick up his sister at the bus stop. When the boys approached him, he pulled the pistol out of his waistband, “yelled some profanities and told them to get away from him,” Bruce said.
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