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Cops: Las Vegas teenager shoots and eliminates dad, exchanges fire with mother

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Las Vegas Metro police said they are examining a shooting that left a daddy dead and a mother and child injured Thursday morning on the west side of the Valley.

Officers reacted to the occurrence at 10:47 a.m. in the 9900 block of Barrier Reef Drive, near Hualapai Method and Desert Inn Road. Once they went into the house, officers situated the departed man, in his 50s, in the garage and the injured mother, who remains in her late 40s, inside the home, according to officers at the scene. Neighbors stated the male eliminated was Warren Spielmann and the female shot was Michelle Spielmann.

Mentioning the preliminary investigation, Lt. Ray Spencer, of Las Vegas City police, stated they believe a 15-year-old shot his father in the head in the garage. Quickly after, he went inside the house and shot his mother in the stomach. His mom grabbed a firearm and shot her kid.

Spencer said the teen jumped over the back wall after the shooting but was collared by responding policeman about a quarter-mile away.

The mom and child were required to University Medical Center for treatment, Spencer said. They were both anticipated to endure, police said.

“I seen the boy jetting across the street and I came to his rescue and he was bleeding bad,” a next-door neighbor said.

“He knocked on my door and after that fled when we first moved into your house. I didn’t think much of it. You know, little kids pulling pranks,” another neighbor, Antonio Reyes stated. “He would often stroll by the home and offer me kind of like enormous looks as if I was out to get him or something.”

“Heart heads out to the family and hope they can in some way make it through this,” Reyes said. “It’s going to be extremely tough for them progressing.” “Ideally when I come back they’ll have cleared whatever.”

“He’s constantly kind of had behavioral issues. Like I went to primary school with him and he has constantly been like a bit out there,” another next-door neighbor, 15-year-old Nolan Turner stated.

“He ‘d constantly seem to cause a bit of trouble but I never truly saw him like doing something like this since he’s constantly been– I know he’s been odd however I never saw him can this. I never saw it in a million years,” Turner stated. “I know him and his more youthful sibling didn’t always get along. They constantly had problems. He’s had problems with me. He’s aimed to start some problem with me.” “I thought his father and him got along truly well.”

Spencer said the motive was unknown and detectives were inspecting if there is a history of previous domestic-related calls at the house.

An examination is ongoing. Further details were not released.

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for developments.

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Mother, three kids '' doing nothing wrong' ' struck by automobile near Boulevard Shopping mall

Las Vegas police said a toddler was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5)
 Las Vegas authorities said a toddler was in important condition Tuesday afternoon after being struck by an automobile. (Gai Phanalasy/ FOX5) Las Vegas cops said a toddler remained in important condition Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a car.

( Gai Phanalasy/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Las Vegas authorities said a mother and her three children were struck by a vehicle near the Boulevard Shopping mall on Tuesday afternoon, leaving a one-year-old woman in critical condition. The family was struck by a 2002 Jaguar X-Type, driven by 53-year-old Willard Merritt, about 4:30 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Boulevard, south of Desert Inn Roadway. The mom, Heavenly James, and two children, were carried to Dawn Trauma, Lt. Grant Rogers of Las Vegas City cops said. The 3rd child was taken to the health center by a witness.

Authorities said one kid is 4 years of ages and the other a 5 month old baby. They sustained minor injuries in the crash, according to a release.

Merritt stayed on scene and was working together, Capt. Nick Farese of City’s Traffic Bureau said on scene. It was unclear if the chauffeur will deal with criminal charges, however Farese said disability was not suspected.

Farese said the household was “doing nothing incorrect” and was utilizing a significant crosswalk, which he stated was newer and more secure than others in the valley. He prompted pedestrians and drivers to be more familiar with their surroundings.

Maryland Parkway was shut down in both directions between Desert Inn Road and Twain Avenue during the examination.

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Guy, female pass away conserving complete stranger’s child from drowning on Mother’s Day

(Meredith)– A males and female compromised their lives to save a toddler from drowning in the ocean off Georgia’s coast on Mom’s Day.

A number of families were celebrating the vacation on the beach of St. Simons Island on Sunday night when they experienced 34-year-old Aleisha Rankin fighting to survive.

She leapt in the water to save a little lady, who started to drown while playing with a group of unattended children, according to The Brunswick News. “All I heard was there was a child in the water,” witness Travis Williams told the paper.

Good Samaritans plunged into the water as high tide approached to rescue Rankin and the toddler, consisting of 39-year-old Gregory Grant. Witnesses stated at one point Grant disappeared underneath the waves and didn’t resurface.

“The undercurrent, it was so strong,” Williams said. “We could not grab him.”

Williams said he and others managed to bring Rankin and the kid to coast on the beach, approximately 70 miles south of Savannah. He said he viewed as 2 nurses carried out CPR in an effort to restore the woman.

Rankin, a mother of 4, later passed away at the hospital. The young child survived with no severe injuries.

Rankin’s very first cousin, Von Walker, said their family is heartbroken but they have some peace understanding Rankin offered her life to save somebody else’s.

“She constantly put herself aside when it came to anybody’s child, not simply her own,” Walker stated.” That’s simply the mom in her. She did what any mom would do– on Mom’s Day.”

Regional police officers, firefighters, the Coast Guard and Georgia Department of Natural Resources officers continued to look for Grant using boats, helicopters and drones. He stayed missing out on until Monday early morning, when members of Grant’s family on the beach identified his body in the water.

Grant leaves an 18-year-old boy and 9-year-old daughter.

“We’re just so proud of him,” Leah Woods, Grant’s auntie, told the newspaper. “He took it upon himself to do something for the higher proficient at a time when it was truly required. Now we have another angel above to examine our family.”

The Associated Press and The Brunswick News contributed to this story.

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Dining guide: Where to choose Mother'' s Day in Las Vegas

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. When it pertains to dealing with Mommy right, you have actually got lots of choices today, from delectable dining to spa dipping. A lot of happen on May 13, however there are also a couple of events on the days preceeding Mom’s Day. Let’s take a look at simply some of the offerings:

Breakfast

No, brunch is not just for bachelorette celebrations and incredible good friends, it’s for family, too. Mom’s Day features some excellent options to please her excellency. Some are prix fixe and some are à la carte; hours differ; and appointments are constantly a smart idea, particularly on Mother’s Day, where special seatings fill rapidly.

– Andiron Steak and Sea (Downtown Summerlin, 702-685-8002) Enjoy alternatives like strawberry shortcake pancakes with vanilla whipped mascarpone and raspberry mimosas.

– Beer Park (Paris, 702-444-4500 for appointments) All-day brunch with items like a big packed pretzel filled with three cheeses and treated meats, and peanut butter cheesecake. Endless mimosas are $25.

– Bardot Brasserie (Aria, 877-230-2742) Chef Jamie Malone of Minneapolis’ Grand Coffee shop is guest chef, using special products for brunch, 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., and dinner, 5:30 -10:30 p.m., on Might 13. Menu highlights consist of black truffle omelet, a tobacco semifreddo with cherries and tableside sherry wine pairing.

– Friend V’s (The Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian and Palazzo, 702-607-2355) For $39.95 adults and $14.95 age 12 and under (extra $14.95 for endless drinks), get a buffet-style breakfast with Italian meals like meatballs, chicken parm and mac and cheese carbonara. Plus cannoli, obviously!

– Cabo Wabo Cantina (Wonder Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 702-385-2226) From 8- 11 a.m., mamas get a complimentary “mom-mosa” or Bellini with any breakfast product purchase, when accompanied by another adult.

– Carve Steakhouse (Eastside Cannery, 702-507-5700) Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $28.99 per person. In addition to champagne, the breakfast will feature a sculpting station.

– Chica (The Venetian, vegasuncorkd.com for tickets) Sign up with chef Lorena Garcia to celebrate Chica’s one-year anniversary with a Mom-Mosa brunch May 13 and indulge in chef Garcia’s favorite Latin dishes served with brunch cocktails.

– Cleo (SLS Las Vegas, 702-761-7100 for reservations) Mom’s Day jazz and champagne brunch, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., $45 per grownup and $11.50 for kids ages 3 to 10 years old, with bottomless mixed drinks.

– CRAFTkitchen (10940 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 107, Henderson, 702-728-5828; appointments required) Get a trendy four-course Mother’s Day breakfast for $54.95 grownups, $17.95 kids age 6-10 and $7.95 for kids age 5 and under. Extra $18 for endless mimosas and CK Marys.

– Culinary Dropout (Acid Rock Hotel, 702-522-8100) Mom’s Day breakfast, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with asparagus toast, lobster Benedict and more.

– Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Las Vegas (3925 Paradise Roadway, 702-796-0063) Discover meals such as Lobster Benedict, Filet Benedict and Prime Rib ($ 46-$ 55).

– Della’s Kitchen (The Delano, 702-632-9250) Three-course farm to table brunch by executive chef Jay Calimlim, $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.

– Fú (Hard Rock Hotel, 702-522-8188) A substantial Mother’s Day Breakfast from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $23.95 per individual, $9.95 for children age 12 and under; endless mimosas are $16 more.

– Hank’s (Green Valley Ranch Resort, 702-617-7075; appointments required) Mom’s Day brunch includes premium omelet station, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $89 per individual age 11-plus, $39 age 3-10.

– Hard Rock Coffee Shop Las Vegas Strip (3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-650-8590 for tickets) Themed brunch with a live yacht rock band from 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. with bottomless mimosas and a fantastic view for $50.

– Hash House a Go (6800 W. Sahara Ave., 702-804-4646; The LINQ Hotel & & Gambling establishment, 702-254-4646; The Plaza, 702-384-4646); 555 N. Stephanie St., Henderson, 702-898-4646) Brunch bookings are offered in between 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Get an over-the-top Johnny’s Famous BLT Mary in a 24-ounce keepsake glass for $13.99.

– The Hawthorn Grill (JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., 702-507-5955) A buffet-type gig with made-to order omelets. $59 adults, $28 for children, under age 5 free.

– Honey Salt (1031 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-445-6100) Get blueberry ricotta pancakes and strawberry-rhubarb bellinis.

– Morels Steakhouse & & Restaurant (Venetian, 702-607-6333; bookings advised) Kid age 8 and under consume complimentary with purchase of adult entrée. A tableside balloon animal artist captivates.

– Osteria Costa (Mirage, 866-339-4566) A special Italian brunch from 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. for Mother with bottomless Bellinis.

– Pancho’s Mexican Dining establishment (Downtown Summerlin, 702-982-0111 for reservations) Maybe you’ll try Huevos Divorciados, eggs separated by a beef enchilada, for $17.95. Visitors 21-plus who purchase an entrée get a free champagne 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Jazz pianist Grant Peacock plays during breakfast hours.

– Park on Fremont (506 Fremont St., 702-834-3160 for reservations) Enjoy a specialized $20 Bellini mixed drink trio with peach, strawberry and passionfruit Bellini tastes just for brunch from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on May 13.

– T-Bones (Red Rock Resort, 702-797-7576; bookings needed) Mom’s Day breakfast includes gourmet omelet station, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $89 per individual age 11-plus, $39 age 3-10.

Other Dining

Although some of us mommies wish to pretend there’s no other meal however brunch, we have been known to sometimes eat at other times.

– Baja Miguel’s (South Point, 702-797-8075) Delight in a three-course prix-fixe menu from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for $21.95 per individual, with a complimentary Margarita or glass of wine.

– Eureka! (520 E. Fremont St., 702-570-3660) Celebrating Mother’s Day May 12 and 13, all the time with the MOM-osa flight, a sampler with 4 fresh-squeezed juices, consisting of orange, pineapple, grapefruit and ginger-lime.

– Ferraro’s Italian Dining establishment & & Wine Bar (4480 Paradise Roadway, 702-364-5300 for bookings) From midday to 9 p.m., Ferraro’s prix-fixe, four-course meal includes such things as spinach ricotta gnocchi in butter and sage sauce, $59.50 per individual. Endless mimosas are $20 additional.

– Fractured Prune (9460 W. Flamingo Roadway No. 115), is offering a “Doughnut Forget Mommy” box for Mother’s Day, including a pink honey glaze doughnut with cinnamon sugar, caramel glaze doughnut with chocolate chips and green coconut, and other colorful deals with. Buy a Doughnut Forget Mommy box and get a totally free coffee for Mom.

– Giordano’s (The Grand Fete Shops at Bally’s, 702-850-2420; 8730 W. Charleston Blvd. 702-342-0721) Momza will unquestionably dig the heart-shaped pizzas readily available May 11-13.

– MRKT (Aliante resort, 702-692-7777) Three-course à la carte menu from 4 p.m. to close featuring pan-seared filet, lobster and rice pilaf, $55 per person.

– Second Street Grill (Fremont Hotel and Gambling Establishment, 702.385.3232) Provides an unforgettable Mom’s Day supper from 5-10 p.m. for $48, with a firecracker shrimp roll and a filet served Oscar-style.

– Siegel’s 1941 (El Cortez, 702.385.5200) All the moms noshing here will get a complimentary mimosa or dessert on Mother’s Day.

– Tuscany Gardens (Tuscany Suites and Gambling Establishment, 702-947-5910) For $38.95, from 3- 10 p.m., delight in a prix fixe supper with such products as four cheese and pear fiochetti and roasted lemon pepper chicken or beef tenderloin.

– Waverly’s Steakhouse’s (Cannery, 702-507-5700) Three-course supper with white asparagus soup and packed flounder from 3 p.m.-close for $36.99 per person.

Cops: Mother whipped son with vacuum cord for not cleaning up

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Authorities state the lady eliminated the kid’s video game system and after that struck him after he called her rude names on Saturday. The young boy then went to his mom’s room and began tossing things. Police say they then entered into a fight and the female bit the kid.

The kid called a relative and asked her to call authorities.

The Stamford Advocate reports the boy had a bite mark on his chest and welts on his left shoulder, hip and elbow. The mom is accuseded of felony attack, danger of injury to a child and disorderly conduct.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com

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3-year-old accidentally shoots pregnant mother from rear seat of automobile

Indiana police are investigating an accidental shooting involving a 3-year-old girl and her pregnant mother. (Source: WLS via CNN)
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in a parking area outside a northwestern Indiana thrift shop. The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in Merrillville as the woman, a 1-year-old boy and her mother waited in the vehicle while the woman’s sweetheart was inside the store. Authorities say the man is also the girl’s daddy and apparently left the loaded gun in the car.

The lady is noted in crucial however stable condition. Detective Sgt. James Bogner says the lady “had no idea what she had done and she was extremely terrified.”

Police say the man is being held on suspicion of child endangerment.

The kids have been positioned into protective custody. Cops state the family resides in Michigan City.

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Mother of 2 passes away attempting to protect pet from shooting, police say

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 Submit Image File Image (Meredith)– A 23-year-old female was shot and eliminated simply two weeks after giving birth to a child girl, inning accordance with authorities in Louisiana. The Baker Police Department said Cherish Smith was shot in the stomach Sunday morning. She died of her injuries at the healthcare facility.

Police later detained Rhykem Rogers, 27, who dealt with Smith and her two children. According to WAFB, private investigators think Rogers was shooting at a lap dog when a bullet struck Smith, who was aiming to conserve the animal.

Police Chief Carl Dunn stated the young mother was taken too soon, inning accordance with the news station. Her two kids were supposedly inside the home at the time of the shooting.

” For me to think of these 2 young kids– one is 2-weeks-old, one is 3-years-old– to mature without their mother. That’s heartbreaking,” Baker Police Chief Cars and truck Dunn stated in an interview.

Rogers is facing charges of irresponsible homicide and prohibited discharge of a firearm, according to < a href="

http://www.ebrso.org/ParishPrisonInmateList/PrisonInmateListApp.aspx” target= “_ blank” > cops records. Although the police chief could not confirm the relationship between Rogers and Smith, court filings from 2016 describe Smith as Rogers’ girlfriend, the Supporter reported.

No further information have actually been released.

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Video: Mother dragged out of court after challenging sons’ accused killer

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” Lock me up. Lock me up. Why don’t you let me get to him? He’s sick!” the mommy yelled as deputies removed her from the proceedings.

At one point the suspect turned around and laughed at Wren, who then lost control.

” Ain’t nobody going to being in court and hold their composure and have (somebody) turn around and laugh about killing your kids,” stated Wren. “It’s just not going to work.”

Rhodes is among 4 guys charged in the 2016 murders of Maurice “Reece” Gordon, 16, and Larry Ordway, 14, the

Courier-Journal reports. Inning accordance with the paper, one of the other accuseds told detectives Rhodes killed the 2 brothers due to the fact that they witnessed him eliminate a male weeks prior. Rhodes reportedly thought they would “snitch.”

The victims’ bodies were found behind a deserted home in May of 2016.

Wren stated she will not rest until she gets justice for her 2 kids.

” Every Sunday you go to church and you hope and you try to forgive,” the mama stated. “But the anger still builds up in your soul.”

District attorneys stated they mean to pursue the death sentence for Rhodes, who has not pleaded guilty. The other 3 defendants apparently took plea deals.

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Valley mother: My 12-year-old boy died after influenza medical diagnosis

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A Valley mother informed FOX5 her kid passed away in her arms three days after he was diagnosed with the flu.

“I don’t know exactly what this flu did to him,” mom Brenda Occhipinti stated. “He was perfectly great [December] 28th, the 29th it took over him, and the 30th he died.”

Carlo Occhipinti Jr.’s signs started as an aching throat, then it transitioned into body aches and vomiting, inning accordance with his parents.

Junior, 12, passed away two days prior to his 13th birthday.

“He was so thrilled to reach his teenagers,” Brenda stated.

“He was a great older brother,” father Carlo Occhipinti said. “He constantly aimed to assist, he always made us laugh.” Junior was up to date on all his shots, inning accordance with his mom.

He likewise struggled with Marfan syndrome, a congenital disease that results the body’s connective tissue. Occhipinti said it is possible his condition impacted his opportunities of fighting the flu, however that her child just had an examination with his pediatrician who said he remained in terrific shape.

“It just doesn’t make sense,” Brenda stated.

The coroner’s workplace is still investigating the official cause of death, however the Occhipinti’s want to share their story with Valley moms and dads.

“Trust your gut,” Brenda stated. “If you want to rush your child to the E.R. even for a runny nose, trust your gut.”

“We have actually had an especially bad influenza season in Southern Nevada,” Director of Neighborhood Health at the Nevada Health District Dr. Michael Johnson stated. “We have actually had 14 deaths due to flu this season.”

“The H3N2 infection is the predominant stress,” Johnson said. “It’s somewhat resistant to the vaccine.”

If you would like to keep your family safe from the influenza, the Southern Nevada Health District said get immunized.

You can likewise stop the spread of germs by cleaning your hands and covering your mouth. Likewise, if you are ill, stay home from school and work.

If your fever or signs do not disappear with nonprescription medication, go to your medical professional and request anti-viral medication.

Copyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights scheduled. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Charges against mother who aimed to tape bullying of child are dropped

( CNN)– Virginia district attorneys stated Wednesday they had dropped all charges versus a mom who was accused of unlawfully tape-recording audio from her child’s class– an action she stated was indicated to help her determine whether the child was being bullied.

Sarah Sims, 47, of Norfolk, had actually been charged this month with a felony– intercepting wire, electronic or oral interactions — and with a misdemeanor after her child’s grade school told cops it took a digital audio recorder in the lady’s desk in September.

Sims might have been sentenced to approximately 5 years in prison had she been founded guilty of the felony.

There was enough proof to support the charges, which included a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, commonwealth lawyer’s workplace spokeswoman Amanda Howie stated.

” However, after reviewing the facts and circumstances specific to this case, the office is exercising prosecutorial discretion to not pursue the prosecution of this case,” Howie said.

The decision to drop the charges comes 2 days after Sims explained her side of the story on “CNN Tonight.”

‘ I was horrified when I heard these charges’

On Monday, Sims informed CNN’s Don Lemon that she sent her daughter, a fourth-grader, to school with a digital audio recorder in her knapsack in September, intending to record audio from class, since the woman had actually grumbled she was being bullied.

Before the sent the recorder, Sims said, she reached out to administrators at Ocean View Primary school to talk about the girl’s complaints

Sims, who herself is a trainee at Virginia’s Norfolk State University, stated she got no action, so she chose to examine on her own.

“I’m a full-time trainee, so I don’t always get the opportunity to be on the premises, and I thought that this would be a good way for me to learn the environment,” Sims, 47, informed CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday.

School officials discovered and confiscated the device, which had remained in her daughter’s desk taping the school day, at the end of September.

An arrest warrant was released November 1, and after she turned herself in, she was arraigned in court on November 8. She posted bond, and a court date was set for January.

“I was appalled when I heard these charges,” Sims’ attorney Kristin Paulding informed CNN on Monday. “I was stunned to see that the school would choose to go to the cops department and eventually charge this mother instead of sitting her down and having simply a simple conversation about exactly what were her concerns and how might the school relieve those issues.”

Paulding stated the recording device “was a method to make sure that class was a safe place” for the child. Because it was seized, Paulding stated she does not understand exactly what– if anything– the recorder captured.

CNN connected to Norfolk cops on Monday however authorities declined to comment on the case.

After the charges were dropped Wednesday, Norfolk Public Schools spokeswoman Khalilah LeGrand said the district “had a duty to totally examine the supposed incident, and as such, a legal review was requested from” the Norfolk city lawyer’s office, which functions as the district’s legal counsel.

After review of the incident, counsel forwarded the matter to the Norfolk Authorities Department for examination,” LeGrand stated in a composed statement. “That examination then resulted in criminal charges versus Sarah Sims.

“As the area of the offense was one of our schools, NPS had a responsibility to completely comply with authorities. This included not discussing a pending legal matter, as is customary in all school districts.”

Virginia is a one-party permission state, meaning it is legal for somebody to record others when the individual recording is involved in the discussion or when one of the celebrations in the conversation has actually offered prior approval.

Bullying problems.

It wasn’t the very first time her child had actually been bullied at the school, Sims stated Monday.

In 3rd grade, her child “had actually been kicked in her stomach and struck with a jump rope on the playground,” Sims said, adding that the school didn’t notify her then.

“She became extremely anxious about going to,” Sims stated. “I eliminated her from the school due to the fact that she was choosing not to go. She felt like she wasn’t secured.”

Sims stated her child tried to remain favorable when she dealt with bullying again this academic year.

“I did not wish to simply side with my kid. I wanted to be reasonable,” Sims stated.

When her child complained, Sims aimed to motivate her initially.

“I seemed like I kind of let her down a little bit because I wasn’t thinking her,” Sims stated.

Sims’ child still attends the school but is now is a different class.

LeGrand, the school district spokeswoman, said NPS takes “any accusation of bullying, whether by a student or employee, very seriously.”

“In every circumstances, a comprehensive examination is carried out. In addition, school and district administrators always work closely with parents and students to quickly resolve concerns and provide lodgings when necessary,” she stated. “It is NPS’ practice to deal with parent problems internally.”

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