Mother: 9-year-old son severly bullied by students

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Shawn White, a 4th grader at Pioneer Drive Elementary school in Bakersfield, said he's afraid to go to school because he's constantly bullied.

"I'm sad. Honestly, sad," White said.

Shawn's mother, Carrie, said she has nowhere else to turn.

"I'm afraid it's going to get worse," she said.

When White tried to take it up with the principal and the Bakersfield City School District, she said she was unable to resolve the situation.

"The school won't do anything," White said.

23ABC spoke with Steve Gabbitas with the Bakersfield City School District who said the district's office is aware of the situation and conducted a full investigation.

Carrie said her son was placed on a waiting list to transfer to another school.

"I just want everybody to know to stop bullying and to be safe," Shawn said.

According to a recent SAFE survey, about 30 percent of students in the U.S. are involved in bullying on a regular basis either as a victim, bully or both.


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