Mother Says 6-Year-Old Was Beaten, Bullied On School Bus


UPDATED: Thursday February 28, 2013 10:54 AM

A mother is demanding action after she said her daughter was repeatedly attacked on a school bus.

Tawana Robinson said her daughter has been bullied and beaten up for the past two months on her Columbus City School bus.

Six-year-old Najile Robinson used to love going to school, her mother said.

“People just do stuff to me, and that makes me feel bad,” the girl said.

“(They have been) kicking me, hitting me, hitting me on top of my head.”

On Wednesday, the girl came home from school with a black eye. She said a student pushed and punched her.

“No one wants their child in pain,” Tawana Robinson said.

Robinson said that she first learned about the bullying in early January. That’s when she first called her daughter’s school, Stewart Elementary.

“I never heard anything,” Robinson said. “I think everything was OK, that they had control over it.”

After Najile came home with the black eye on Wednesday, Robinson said that she called police.

Robinson said that it was the first time she had heard anything from her daughter’s school.

“It just has to stop,” Najile said. “And it shouldn’t take for my child to come home or me to get a phone call of her having a black eye before action is taken.”

A spokeswoman with the Columbus City School District said on Wednesday that after the incident, the district took disciplinary action.

The spokeswoman said that she could not comment on previous incidents.

10TV News also left a message with the bus company, First Student, but no one immediately returned calls.

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