Mom refuses to bow down to pressure and has her kid apologize for taking a stand against a misbehaved kid.
Parents generally know best when it comes to their kids. However, all of them have their moments of self-doubt and confusion. In one such story, a mom u/Diligent-Intern-8729 posted a story on Reddit concerning a kid's misbehavior which led to her daughter asking her to shut up and then being punished for it.
Ava, a fourteen-year-old girl is the daughter of the woman posting this story. Ava is a very good kid overall and often gets really good grades. The mom says that she is also a quiet kid who mostly keeps with her group of friends exclusively and never gets into trouble at school. However, one fine day, the mom got called to the school because Ava was causing trouble. What had happened was that Mia, who was the class clown, was singing and dancing in class while the lecture was on for no reason. She was singlehandedly disrupting the flow of the whole class and not stopping despite the professor asking her to.
Ava had enough of it and asked her to shut the f*** up and conveyed to Mia that not only did no one like her but also that she was the reason why no one enjoyed their school. The mom continued to say, "A student recorded the whole thing. Mia ended up crying and to the principal office they were both sent." Now, the principal wanted Ava to apologize and that's when the mom interfered and said that Ava would do no such thing. She continued to tell Mia's mother that her kid was a brat who needed to learn how to behave in class, and that had she not been annoying Ava for the past five months, she wouldn't have snapped like that. Mia's mom called Ava's mother a jerk. For context, Mia has been disrupting class for months now along with a lot of other complaints against her from other classmates.
After all of this happened, a lot of parents were upset with the school for punishing Ava since Mia's behavior was the one that needed to be changed, worked on, and improved. The mother also clarified that Ava didn't have ADHD, and as far as she knew, neither did Mia. Owing to this confusion and fiasco, the principal proceeded to send everyone an email about conduct in the classroom and to inform everyone about this new policy. According to the principal, disrupting a class would now result in strict actions being taken.
Viewer u/Nearby_Bake_3350 said, "NTA. At 14 these are either 8th graders or high schoolers. If this student is constantly derailing class and preventing other students from learning, she should be called out. Teachers really can’t do anything in this day and age (former teacher here). Peer pressure/public callouts can work - especially if it’s the other students saying “Hey this isn’t okay.” One comment in five months isn’t bullying - your daughter lost her patience."
Another user u/demon803 said, "NTA, but where is the teacher when this class clown is doing her thing, why do the kids have to tell her to sit down and shut up? Both parents are in the wrong, one doesn't know her child is a brat and your child should apologize to the class and teacher." User u/Objective_Set4644 said, "NTA, these people are annoying as hell, they ruin class make the teacher pissed and just ruin the school. I’m surprised she made it 5 months of this crap. This happens every year when someone can’t deal with the class clown anymore and shuts that shit down." A few users had a different opinion as well. User u/Outrageous_Click_352 said, "The class clown should have been sent to the principal (or whatever the school policy is) way back when the misbehavior started. OP's kid should have gotten in trouble for cussing in class."