A mother is being praised, but also faces investigation after barging into a California classroom and threatening students over the alleged bullying of her daughter on social media.
Now, district officials have banned her from campus altogether.
“Don’t post nothing about her. None of that,” Christian Tinsley tells students in a heated confrontation caught on video. “Y’all think y’all bullies? I’m a big bully, ok?”
The incident unfolded inside an eighth-grade classroom at Niguel Hills Middle School on Tuesday, where Tinsley made her way into the second-period class to have words with her daughter’s alleged bullies.
“She’s a girl and y’all are boys,” she begins. “If you bully my daughter, if you look at her the wrong way, if you breathe the wrong way, send your moms to me. Sisters, aunts, anybody over 18 — I’ll f–k them all up. You understand me?”
“Leave my daughter alone,” Tinsley adds, letting the kids know any one of their relatives can “catch these hands.” She even doled out “free ass-kicking” tickets for those who wished to go toe-to-toe over her daughter.
Niguel Hills Principal Tim Reece sent an email to parents Tuesday alerting them to the incident, CBS Los Angeles reported. Reece said the teacher of the classroom went to the front office for help, after which an assistant principal escorted Tinsley off the premises.
Capistrano Unified School District officials later confirmed that Tinsley is banned from campus. Officials said it is unclear how she got in the class in the first place, seeing as visitors are required to sign in at the front office.
“School administrators issued a civility letter to the mother and will not allow her back on the campus for the rest of the school year,” a district spokesman told Atlanta Black Star in a statement.
“We take every report of bullying and harassment seriously and investigate each allegation,” spokesman Ryan Burris added. “If a parent does not agree with the conclusion of an investigation we have protocols in place to ensure families can escalate their concerns and appeal a decision.”
Tinsley, who said she’s made repeated complaints about her daughter being bullied, admits that she may have reacted a bit harshly.
“I think that sometimes when you’ve done everything you can do the way you’re supposed to do it, and it hasn’t been resolved, then sometimes as a parent…you have to decide if you’re going to go a step further and deal with any consequences,” she told CBS Los Angeles in an interview.
Tinsley said her daughter has been harassed online and at school since the start of the school year. Though disciplinary action was taken, she said the bullying has only gotten worse. The mother also told ABC 7 her daughter had been sexually harassed by a boy at school.
“The school took action and they suspended the boy immediately, but because of the suspension, now she’s the bad person,” she said.
For Tinsley, the final straw was when her daughter burst into tears and begged to stay in the car when she dropped her off at school Tuesday morning.
“She made a comment to me that if she wasn’t as strong as she was, she would’ve killed herself,” Tinsley recalled. “That’s when mama bear mode went into effect.”
The mother said she wants to sit down with the parents of the accused bullies and put a stop to the harassment she says her daughter has suffered.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been asked to investigate the incident.
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