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11-year-old girl charged with aggravated assault after she tried to flush a six-year-old girl’s head in the toilet.

According to Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the 11-year-old from Oakland Elementary School in Atlanta, USA lured the girl into a restroom, grabbed her by the neck and pulled her into a stall before trying to force her head into a toilet, Tuscon News Now reports.

She told the little girl she needed to talk to her in the bathroom.

Her head hit the toilet several times, which caused visible injuries, police say.

Eventually, the six-year-old was able to crawl under the stall and alert a teacher.

Tucson News Now

In addition to being charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, the 11-year-old was also charged with false imprisonment and battery. She was put in juvenile custody. “You send your kids to school to get an education, they should not have to worry about getting pulled into the bathroom and getting pummeled by somebody almost twice their age,” said Lanira’s father, Jeremy Tackett. “People choose to ignore it, but they need to know that bullying is real and it is something that affects children,” said Jeremy Tackett.

“Older students should not be allowed to be with younger students,” said Lanira’s mother, Cheryl Tackett. “This is a problem that happens all the time in schools and we need to address it so that our younger ones are safe at school and do not have to deal with this problem.”

It is never OK to bully anyone. NEVER!

Parents can do a lot to help kids erase some of the damage by being involved and encouraging the right kinds of behaviour. Say NO to bullying!
◾Make the home environment as welcoming and stress free as possible. Kids who are bullied at school shouldn’t have to deal with aggression at home, too. Plus, if a child is bullying others, he needs to see a positive role model at home in order to learn appropriate behaviours.
◾Encourage kids to get involved in something that they are good at. It promotes higher self-esteem, reducing the likelihood of bullying for both the victim and the aggressors.
◾Use the resources available. There are many excellent online resources and books that can help both parents and kids learn to say no to bullying. School counsellors and teachers are also good resources. They are trained to help kids deal with these situations and can also help parents, too.
◾Therapists and counsellors can help children who are displaying bully behaviour learn to deal with their anger and aggression issues in a healthier way

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  • What on earth? That poor poor child. I hope she has counselling / good discussions with her parents to help her trust going to school again and trust herself. I also hope the bully has the help she needs – there is obviously something going on there.

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  • Omg the poor child, and what must be going on in the other child’s world. This is so sad I hope peoples behaviours improve.

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  • This is an American story and although I hate bullying as much as the next person Australian schools are different.
    Do wish this poor little one all the best and hope she grows into a strong and secure person.

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  • Low act on a little girl, I hate seeing children hurt, especially intentionally

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  • I have to wonder what the home life of the bully is like.
    Its sad to me that a child would have such violence within them and if she is acting this way at age 11 then imagine what another 5yrs will do for her.

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  • Unfortunately I think this is happening too much. I have a friend with a 6 year old who is being bullied at school by older kids. He ended up in hospital a couple of weeks ago due to injuries from the bullies. The school has been terrible at dealing with it and have instead claimed it builds resilience… seriously, how on earth does being beaten up by bigger kids build resilience?


    • Really ?! Is that here in Australia ? That is very bad ! Thought they were quite good here with anti-bully programs for all classes in primary school, school buddy system, separated squads were kids from different age can play, peer programs etc

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  • Those injuries are horrific, poor thing!

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  • We are finding that schools are very bad at dealing with bullies. There rarely seem to be consequences.

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  • No Bullying education programmes have been in place for a number of years now, and yet it seems that bullying is worse than ever.

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  • NO TO BULLYING is something that needs to be instilled to children from preschool years. Incidents like this are shocking and truely unacceptable.

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  • This is terrible. I can’t believe it. that poor little girl

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  • This is absolutely disgusting and scares the living daylights out of me! Something worse could have happened to the poor princess!!!

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  • Shocking picture of the 6 year old girl,bullying is horrible and the ii year old needs to be punished.

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  • OMG!! Bullying needs to be taken much more seriously in schools and in the home!

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  • Poor girl! Look at what happened to her face! :-(

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