WAG’s fury as daughter kicked out of school for punching her bully in the face – while teenage bully still allowed in class
- Bianca Austin said how proud she was after her 16-year-old son hit the girl
- She then told how her daughter would have been punished more than her bully
- Her post, seen by 1.9 million users, sparked debate among her 11,000 followers
A WAG has expressed fury after his daughter was kicked out of school for punching her bully in the face – despite the teenager’s bullying still being allowed in the classroom.
Bianca Austin, who is married to former Southampton striker Charlie Austin, has told how the 16-year-old hit the girl after weeks of insults.
She then shared details of how her daughter would have been punished more harshly than the girl who bullied her.
She claimed to have called the school to find out what punishment her daughter’s rival had received, writing: ‘********* is in school exclusion at the moment while the other child is in class.
“I asked what sanction she [the bully] would receive and was told she was only verbally abusive, but sanctions from other students are not allowed to be discussed with me, so who knows.
Bianca Austin (left), married to former Southampton striker Charlie Austin (right), has told how her 16-year-old daughter punched her bully in the face after weeks of insults
Ms Austin then shared details of how her daughter was said to have been punished more harshly than the girl who bullied her.
Ms Austin later shared more about the bully’s punishment, while rocking school, writing: ‘Two days out of school for my daughter, while the other child went to class because she was “only” verbally abusive. No wonder bullying is never stopped in schools…heads held high *********.’
The top footballer’s wife, who was in the England squad but now plays for League Two side Swindon, has sparked a debate over the use of violence to retaliate against child bullies after she praised his teenage daughter for the punch.
Ms Austin, 35, tweeted: “After many phone calls to school and nothing changing, today when called my daughter finally punched the bully in the face. Proud mum.
Her post, seen by 1.9million users of the social media site, had two cheering emojis in support of her daughter, who is studying for GCSEs.
The admission of Ms Austin, a mother of three, sparked much debate among her 11,000 followers, many of whom backed her belligerence.
Bianca Austin with her footballer husband Charlie
Austin in action for Queens Park Rangers against Reading in the EFL Sky bet Championship
One replied: “Of course she did exactly the right thing.” Shame on the school though for not addressing the bullying issue when you first called them.
Another said: ‘I’m generally a pacifist but the best advice I’ve ever been given is don’t let bullies off the hook.
‘Ignoring it didn’t work; ignoring a fire does not put it out. If you are being bullied, fight back. If you see someone being bullied, stand up for them.
But Ms Austin, who is trained as a nurse, has been criticized by others. One said: ‘Your daughter should never hit anyone. I understand that bullying is horrible and harmful, but when I said your daughter’s actions would make things worse, now you can see where I was going with this. Bullying someone “back” by hitting them is also bullying.
Ms Austin replied: ‘I would be interested to know how you would come up with a solution to bullying, Michelle.’
‘The school couldn’t stop him, it was destroying his sanity and affecting his GCSE studies, what’s the right course of action here?! Moreover, she did not “bully” back.
“Bullying is repeated behavior intended to hurt someone emotionally and physically. It has no malicious intent, all it wants is to be left alone to enjoy school quietly!
The National Bullying Helpline says that if parents and guardians do not believe teachers are taking satisfactory action, they should contact their local authority to remind them that they have a ‘statutory duty’ to ensure the safety of all children in schools at any time.