"You failed my child Springfield, Mo. R-12 School District, and you cost her education!!!"
The above picture is of my daughter Gabrielle age 16 who was brutally beaten by three girls while two highschool boys
held the bathroom door closed. The girls came out of the bathroom stalls and attacked her, first slamming her into the
wall between the bathroom mirror and rendering her to the ground The one girl sat on her back and penned her arms down
with her knees and proceeded to slam her face into the cement floor over and over, while the other girls kicked my daughter
and screamed profanities at her. She tried to crawl to the door to escaped but two boys held the door closed so she could
not get away! I never could understand, we moved her e not knowing that we would be outsiders., for goodness sakes this is
AMERICA isn't it? My daughters are beautiful. I couldn't understand the girls hatred of them. Now I know it was jealousy.
My daughters haven't understood and this one became suicidal at different times, and hid under her bed unwilling to come out.
She finally had to drop out of school. On another occassion a girl pulled a machete on her at the video rental store
parking lot. This time my daughter beat her instead. I couldn't believe it when the police officer wrote a false
report to reflect my daughter at fault just because she won this time. I should have known the school had been writing
reports over and over and committing purjury.
I filed suit for several million dollars. I tied to find an attorney, but no one would go against the district. Being
a Criminal Paralegal I decided to represent myself. I knew that I could not represent my children but felt that the court
would appoint them an attorney. Instead they dismissed the children's portion of the suit and left in tact my part for Civil
rights violations, and
Defamation, Libel and slander, wherein certain school officials had written defaming, slanderous and libel remarks about
me personally IN MY CHILDREN'S SCHOOL RECORDS! The suit is pending in Federal Appeal Court in St. Lousi where it has
been on appeal for over a year. The district has made no effort to settle this. I assume I will have to go to the
In the appeal file in Federal District Court in St. Louis, Mo., the school responed
in court filing and wrote quote, "They ( the district ) are not liable to protect any child in thier school
district . " Can you believe this? I then wrote a response, "So if hypothetically there was a school shooting, the teachers
would leave the children to fend for themselves? No response from District.
A year or so ago they kicked over 1000 children off the school bus and kindergarten children and elementary children
were having to cross an interstate highway, some alone. I warned children would be hit. I was right and several were.
The most recent being Carley Tiger and Tommy Stephenson, two little girls who now suffer sever head injuries.
After my daughters assualt that rendered her unconcious and caused her headaches, loss of vision for a month, memory
loss, and now a bad temper and irratic behavior when she becomes upset. My daughter too, is no doubt suffering the effects
of a head injury. My daughter wanted to be a Choreographer, now she can't remember the dance steps. She has lost her
highschool education, dropping out as her grades began to fail. During
the course of 2nd grade to highschool these are the things pepetrated on my child(ren) by other students:
Name calling( BOTH DAUGHTERS): slut and whore, while they are virgins.
Writing notes to others: saying my daughter threatened
them when she didn't even know them
Throwing my daughter's $183.00 eyeglasses on top of
the Jarrett Middle School
Throwing my daughters nike tennis shoes on top of the high
wire at Jarrett Middle School were they remained for a year.
Stealing her school books and costing us $150 in fines.
Stealing her clothes from the locker room
Stealing her Purse several times.
Stealing her coats and Jackets
Throwing her face first into a metal volleyball pole
Slamming her head into the cafeteria wall (over and over) no
Surrounding my daughter and threatening her in the Locker
room at Jarrett ( no adult present , as usual)
Throwing a volleyball into the back of her head.
Cheerleaders pulling thier pants down and mooning cars passing
by in the back seat of a limosine on a field trip.
Beating her up for telling on girls who skipped
school and went off walking to a restaurant.
Beating her for (another) girl telling adults
that certain girls had hidden alcohol in water bottles and were underage drinking.
Beating her and leaving her stranded in another town on prom night,
when the other grils were drunk and using drugs at a trailer park party. My daughter didn't get home until
8:00 the next morning, didn't even know where she was taken.
Writing my daughters name on bathroom walls at school and calling
Writing bomb threat letters to my other daughter at Jarrett, if
The Principal telling the perpetrators parents that we are filing
suit, causing more harm to my daughters.
Friends of the assailants writing false police reports and school
reports regarding what "really" happened.
Writing a note on the bus, I am going to kill ______my
other daughter's name.
Tripping my younger daughter on the stairwell and book checking
her. Forcing her books out of her hands.
Tripping my younger daughter in the classroom and causing her to
have to go to ER with an ice pack on her arm and an injury to her head where she hit a metal desk.
Knocking a whole classroom library shelf over on my daughters arm.
Isolating my daughters on field trips and in cafeteria, playground
and gym classes. Pushing her down in the cafeteria, while everyone laughs.
Surrounding my younger daughter in the gym, slapping her in the
head, while the coach did nothing. All the students screaming "kick her butt" She leaves crying.
Pushing my daughter into the lockers in the locker room. Coach
nowhere to be found, as usual!
Throwing mud on my daughter's clothes while she was wearing them.
Calling my daughters' lesbians, and poking my daughters breasts,
saying they are fake.
Pulling my daughter's diabled friend's pants down to her knees
in front of the whole class.
Slamming my daughter's face into a concrete floor in
a bathroom over 12 times, kicking her in the head and stomach.
Causing her to lose conciousness, and suffer a concussion, with
loss of vision in her eye for a month, headaches.
Boys Holding the bathroom door closed so she could not escape her
assailees. Her having to crawl trying to escape.
A boy holding my daughter against the wall choking her in the gymnasium
calling her a "dirty jew."
A girl calling her to a public place and pulling a machete on her
and holding it at her throat, threatening to kill her.
Girls calling and leaving death threats on our cell phone. (these
girls were cheerleaders.)
Girls sending strange men to our address to ask for "NIKKI" from
the internet. There was no "NIKKi."
V-Principal telling her she left her friend to be beaten to death,
during a fight at Parkview, when there were 5 against one.
Suspending her everytime someone else assualts her as the victim.
Denying her a school transfer out of the school of assualt, time
School Billing her for fundraiser products that weren't missing,
for 75 dollars at Jarrett, because I made her quit cheerleading. Then continuing
to bill her for same on into highschool so she can't enroll.
Calling the Highschool and slandering her from one school office
to next before she starts highschool. Intercepted by a student office worker who heard "it all!" and told us.
Denying her the right to talk to me on the phone right after she
was assualted ( Freedom of speech violation)
Denying her the right to attend highschool orientation because
she was wrongfully suspended. then allowing her to attend but ostracizing her by making her sit away from her school.
Writing false suspension reports to reflect Gabrielle started the
Principals filing false reports to District about what I said regarding
bullying in other areas.
These are true and correct statements and are part of court record
The girls who assualted her got off scott free, as thier
father's homeowners policy hired a high priced local attorney to fight us, and they claimed self-defense. I couldn't
believe it. Then again this is the same school district that has principals sitting in air conditioning while the rest of
the school is at times over 90 degrees during the warmer months. American Family Insurance "shame on you" for protecting
the quilty! Shame on you, John Kizer, Attorney at Law. "Shame on you Springfield, for not having an attorney willing
to fight for a child!" God Bless you, those in Springfield, who say "never again!, No more!" "Not my child!"
The defamation, slander and libel that is still intact is due to the
bullying done to me as a parent by the district officials, thier insistance that I am not of Royal lineage although I
have my pedigrees on file with the court. In otherwords, they just don't care...not even about the kids in thier care. The
kids I interviewed will tell you themselves. Supposedely the bond issues we have over and over, are to bring money to the
district. Somehow until I filed suit in Federal Court thier were rarely monies spent on district improvements. Now they even
post "NO Bullying signs!", but they will never tell it is because of me and my lawsuit. So here I am, telling you myself.
Case no. 05-3221-FP-S-GAF, Federal District Court, Western District of Missouri Now on appeal below:
Case no. 06-3876, Federal Appeals Court, St. Louis
STOP: Stop the bullying in our Schools! Goals of our organization and Parent Organization CSI:
1. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE; Open to all Parents of school age children in Springfield Missouri Public Schools. Other drives
for surrounding Counties.
2. ELECT BOARD OF DIRECTORS; to oversee and investigate
all filed complaints of Assualts and Bullying filed by concerned
3. Taking Phone Calls and Complaints by mail. Keeping a Data Bank of all offenses and reporting to U.S. DEPT OF EDUCATION,
U.S. JUSTICE DEPT.
4. MONTHLY MEETINGS AND NEWSLETTER; Guest Speakers from around the Country who are Professionals in
Assualt and Bullying Cases
5. Parent Workshops to inform them of thier rights, train them in reporting, detection, and intervention.
6. Child Workshops in proper school Behavior, fun activities for
victims of Bullying, and Self Defense classes offered by
7. Legal Referrals/Legal Representation for Parents and
Children of bullying, with information on Parental Rights, and
Constitutional Amendments affecting School age children.
8. Public Speakers for Public and Private Schools, Statistical Reports for School Access regarding Bullying and Proper
9. Community Commission for lobby legislation regarding State and Community laws in dealing with curfew and ticketing
(fines ) for violations against peers.
The latest is that the same principal is now head of a anit-bullying and security program, yes, she
is, believe that! The other principal is now head of racial relations, and the other Principal now a college professor. They
all have been changed into different position within and without the district. How convenient.
The district is now being sued by the children victims who were hit by moving vehicles because of
no cross walk security.
My case is still pending in St. Louis Appeals Court. i am making a documentary called STOP, and started
the STOP BULLYING PROGRAM. My Daughter has lost her education and has not returned to school. She is no longer
Not where's the beef, where's the money??? Look no further..
and you will see why things got so out of hand at this district.
Mary Carroll-Bower, President