Parents Confront Children On Bus
According to NBC Philadelphia:
Parents trying to confront their child’s alleged bully landed behind bars in Pennsylvania last week.
Chris and Christina Gring of Montgomery County were arrested and charged for allegedly threatening students by climbing aboard a North Penn School District bus and yelling “Who made my son cry?” according to a police affidavit obtained by NBC10’s Chris Cato.
Christina Gring is accused of heading to the back of the bus, questioning students and threatening physical harm if they continued to pick on her son.
Some of the kids on the bus were as young as 6 years old. Shanice Garcia, who was one of those passengers, told NBC10 that it was terrifying.
“They were crying and hiding under their seats,” Garcia said.
The mother, who has been released from jail, told NBC10 that her 8-year-old son has been bullied since the beginning of the school year. Last week he got off the school bus in tears, shes said.
The mother said when she asked the bus driver what was going on she was told her to talk with the student safety monitors, which is why she got on the bus. She said she never threatened the kids.
“I think it’s because my husband has a record and they needed someone to take the fall for this, because the district wasn’t doing what they were supposed to be doing and the bus driver wasn’t doing what he was supposed to be doing,” Christina Gring said.
The North Penn School District is conducting an internal investigation about how its driver handled the situation. The district says it has not received any prior bullying complaints from the family.
Chris Gring is still locked up. The couple will appear in court on Nov. 5 to face charges of making terroristic threats.
“We’re not monsters. We didn’t mean to scare kids. We love our child just like anybody else loves their child,” Christina Gring said.
We understand their frustration, but they could have went about the situation differently.