WAG’s fury when her daughter is expelled from school for punching her bully in the face – while the teen tormentor is still allowed in class
- Bianca Austin said how proud she was after her 16-year-old hit the girl
- She then shared how her daughter was reportedly punished more than her bully
- Her post, viewed by 1.9 million users, sparked discussion among her 11,000 followers
A WAG has expressed anger after her daughter was expelled from school for punching her bully in the face – while the teen tormentor is still allowed in class.
Bianca Austin, married to former Southampton striker Charlie Austin, told how the 16-year-old hit the girl after she was verbally abused for weeks.
She then shared details of how her daughter was reportedly punished more severely than the girl who bullied her.
She claimed she called the school to find out what punishment her daughter’s rival had received, writing: ******** is currently excluded from school while the other child is in class.
“I asked what sanction they [the bully] would receive and was told she was only verbally abusive, but other students’ sanctions are not allowed to be discussed with me, so who knows.”
Bianca Austin (left), married to former Southampton striker Charlie Austin (right), shared how her 16-year-old daughter punched her bully in the face after being verbally abused for weeks
Ms Austin then shared details of how her daughter was reportedly punished more harshly than the girl who bullied her
Ms Austin later shared more about the bully’s punishment, as she took the school out, writing: ‘Two days of school exclusion for my daughter, while the other child has gone to class for being “only” verbally abusive. No wonder bullying is never stopped in schools… head high *********.’
The top footballer’s wife, who was in the England squad but now plays for League Two Swindon, sparked a debate about using violence to get revenge on child bullies after praising her teenage daughter for the punch.
Ms Austin, 35, tweeted: ‘After numerous phone calls to the school and nothing changed, my daughter finally punched the bully in the face today when she was called names. Proud mama.’
Her post, viewed by 1.9 million users of the social media site, featured two clapping emojis to support her daughter, who is studying for GCSEs.
Ms. Austin, the mother of three, sparked much debate among her 11,000 followers, with many supporting her fighting spirit.
Bianca Austin with her soccer player husband Charlie
Austin in action for Queens Park Rangers against Reading in the EFL Skybet Championship
One wrote back: ‘Good for her, she did exactly what needed to be done. Too bad for the school that they didn’t fix the bullying when you first called them.”
Another said, “I’m generally a pacifist, but the best advice I ever received was don’t let bullies get away with it.
“Ignoring didn’t work; ignoring a fire does not extinguish it. If you are being bullied, fight. If you see someone being bullied, fight for them.’
But Ms. Austin, who is training to become a nurse, was criticized by others. One of them 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. Bullying someone “back” by hitting, is also bullying.’
Ms. Austin replied, “I’d like to hear how you would propose a solution to the bullying, Michelle.
‘School couldn’t stop it, it was ruining her mental health and affecting her GCSE studies, what’s the right thing to do here?! Also don’t bully them back.
Bullying is repeated behavior intended to hurt someone emotionally and physically. She has no malicious intent, she just wants to be left alone to enjoy school in peace!’
The National Bullying Helpline says that if parents and carers feel that teachers are not taking satisfactory action, they should contact their local authorities to remind them that it is a ‘legal duty’ to ensure that all children in school are be safe at the time.