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    Remembering Montana Lance
    Stewarts Creek Elementary, Lewisville ISD

    I am the mother of Montana Lance, the child who committed suicide at Stewarts Creek
    Elementary School.

    My child had been bullied since Kindergarten. However, he always had the backing from his teachers until third grade. The kids constantly made fun of him and called him names. When I became evidently aware of the issue, I immediately confronted the teachers. However, the teachers did nothing to assist my son with these issues. I informed the principal but she did nothing as well. I had finally went to the the Student Services Representative for the school and let them know my concerns as well. This was swept under the rug. It was even addressed by the media when my child died and the district stated this was not a factor in his suicide. Then I ask what was. He did this at school and not at home. He was happy at home and not at school. Connect the dots. I have made this my life effort to team up with as many people I can to STOP BULLYING! I hope that many others will help and support our cause and changes will be made Federally and at the State Level.

    Montana would want me to do this and this is why I am going to keep going until I see the results all children deserve.

    May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Lance

    This is an unforgivable tragedy that is only worsened by the fact that no one seemed to respond to the issues leading up to it's culmination. Many times, once parents learn that their child is being bullied, There seems to be little information on where to go and what to do next. Some months ago, I found an interesting article on the Denver Post O P Editorial section entitled, "Don't Blame The Schools." The author Delineated a simple strategy that could have some merit. You can find it at denverpost.com>OP

    May 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

    I just read the report on the decision of your case, and want to show my support for your cause. I am a mother of a high-functioning kid with an autism disorder who is also depressed and has at times begged me to let him do online school. I'm also a special ed attorney representing families, and have one client right now dealing with bullying and the districts' inappropriate response to it. I ache for your loss; it is my biggest, ablsolute number one fear as a mother, that my son will not make it adulthood because suicide runs in the family. You actions to spread the word are very important and worthwhile, and I hope that you can continue to press the case. Schools can be so slow to change and this needs to change now. All the best, Jackie

    December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie