Talk about a mama grizzly!
A New Jersey woman who says some fourth-grade boys were picking on her little girl went on their school bus to confront them, but she denies slapping anyone, even though children on the bus said she cursed and slapped at two boys.
Rebecca Sardoni says her nine-year-old daughter has been targeted by bullies, and she and her mother only boarded the bus, headed for the elementary school all of the children attend, to talk to the boys.
Toms River Police Chief Michael G. Mastronardy told the Asbury Park Press Sunday that Sardoni, 28, of Toms River and her mother, Stephanie Sardoni, 51, of Beechwood, were arrested Friday and released on their summonses. Rebecca Sardoni faces charges of simple assault, criminal trespass and making terroristic threats, while her mother is charged with criminal trespass.
Rebecca said she regrets getting on the bus, but she maintains she didn’t touch anyone.
I was upset. I wasn’t crazy woman upset. I don’t put my hands on my own kids. I would have never put my hands on anyone’s kid.
Sardoni said her daughter is afraid to go to school Monday, and she’s considering sending her daughter to a new school, but in any event, the little girl won’t be riding the bus, where the bullying is happening.
She claimed school officials ignored her complaints about the little girl, also in the fourth-grade, being verbally and physically bullied by four students.
The two boys were treated by school nurses for cuts to their mouths, and one of the boys’ parents took him to a hospital for treatment of a neck injury, Mastronardy said.