My question involves criminal law for the state of: CT
My apologies on the length of this but it is needed.
I will try and make this as short as possible. My son is 12 years old. He has had a tough time of it. My ex-wife and I have joint custody and he spends half the week with me and half the week with her.
Now he has been going to the same school since he started. 3 years ago, he decided he wanted to switch schools to where I lived. (The circumstances surrounding this I believe are irrelevant so I will leave them out for now) Anyway, after he started school, his grades started to really go downhill. When I confronted him about it, he completely broke down in tears, and said he was being molested by another student. He said he was not the only one. I of course, went ballistic but held my cool and called the police. I then called my ex who then called the school and said we needed a meeting right away.
Another long story short, we got nowhere. In the meantime, because my son came forward so did 3 other students/parents. We met with the police a few times, met with the principal, and met with the superintendent. To sum it up....nothing was done. I felt pretty helpless at this point and really just wanted to take matters into my own hands. I did not. I let the powers that be deal with it. NOTHING happened. The kid got suspended one day. My ex and I decided to remove him from the school and put him back to his original school.
Now, there is this kid that lives right next to my ex. Real bad news, the police are there at least once a week, the older sister of the kid chases the mother out of the house with a knife every now and then. The kid has been "rumored" to harm animals in the neighborhood. My son was hanging out with this kid at first until he realized what a screwed up kid he was. After my son stopped being friend with him, the kid started to make his life miserable. He started using the computer, IM’ing him, emailing him, etc. I am a computer consultant so I set up a monitoring device to capture all traffic and conversations including the person in question. I brought those to the police. I was told that the police would speak to his parents but that is about it. Meanwhile, in school, this kid was getting other kids to push my son around call him names, just making him miserable in general. My son was attacked a few times where he had to defend himself. Everytime my son would win, the other kid would try and get a bigger kid has his friend and send him after my son. Very cowardly, malicious, and downright scary if you think about it. By the way, this kid was suspended and arrested when he was in the 4th grade for hitting a teacher with a pipe.
This has been going on for 2 years. We have filed numerous complaints with the police, the school, his mother (which is also known in the town as being a nutjob) nothing is being done. A week ago, this kid lured my son down the street to supposedly fight my son. My son, not making a good decision for several reasons took up on the chance to hopefully end this once and for all. Well, this kid had another teenager with him that weighed over 200lbs. They jumped him, picked him slammed him on the ground repeatedly, stomped, kicked and punched him. Then took turns spitting in his face. The big kid even had the nads to say to my son “we respect you for trying to fight us both”. In school now, the abuse has reached an all time high. They sneak up on him and trip him, elbow him, call him a fa##ot, telling all the other kids he sucks other boys d$%#S. I mean, how the hell is this kid supposed to concentrate on school. I went up there to have a talk with the big kid’s parents when I saw the 2 kids leave the big kids house. I turned around and followed them into a wooded area that had a little stream. I walked down to the stream and saw one of them. The bigger one I could not see. I went up to this kid and I actually slipped on the rocks and almost fell into the water. I crossed the little stream to where this kid was and asked him “are you (insert his name here) he said “No, I am (Insert my sons name here)” I couldn’t believe it. He actually said he was my son. So I said “I am (Insert my sons name here)’s father pinhead. I then started to point my finger at him and yelled at him that he had better stay away from my son. He started to back away, slipped on the rocks, and fell into the stream. (I said “good, now stay there until I find your friend”) I walked around, called out for him, and just couldn’t find him. I went back to the other kid and told him again, he better stay away from my son and to tell his friend(s) the same thing.
Well, I was arrested a short time later and charged with the following: Assault 3, Risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, and criminal confinement. 10,000 bond.
My ex took my son to the police right around the same time to report the assault and they said there was nothing that they could do! They said they would speak to their parents and tell them to stay away from my son. WTF!
Again, sorry for the length, and if anyone, wishes to read all that and provide input I would be most appreciative. I was just trying to protect my child when the system is not working after many attempts.