I have failed.
I have failed in my obligation as a parent.
I can't go into the details here, but just know that I have yet again naively given someone the benefit of the doubt. That is one of my biggest failings as a person. Some people would possibly see that as a positive character trait, but trust me, it isn't. I can't tell you the number of times I have been screwed over by people that I have trusted to do the right thing.
And now, now my son has been screwed over. And although I am not completely to blame, I accept a large part.
There have been some ongoing problems with Mr. P and his classmates at school, and I assumed they were being handled. They weren't. I can't get into specifics, partly beause I am tired, and partly because I am too angry to detail them right now.
I have a meeting with his teacher after school tomorrow, and I am completely livid. Oh for sure I will go in there and speak politely, but there will be no doubt in anyone's mind that I am pissed. I am generally a pleasant person, but when you mess with me or my kid, then watch the hell out. I don't care that you are Christian and that this is supposedly a religious school. That will not keep me from breaking out my can of whup-ass and withdrawing my son from the school for the remainder of the year.
I truly believe I will be dealing with the fallout from what has happened at this school for quite a while.
It took me far too long to piece together what has been going on, and for that, I have failed.
My son, I am so, so very sorry.