It was the next day that she confronted the children before class.
Jamie Rathburn says she was fed up by the way her son was treated when she entered an elementary school without permission to confront her child's bullies.
According to reports, the mum was angry after administrators at Greenbrier Elementary School in SC offered a solution to stop her son's alleged bullies by separating him from the rest of his class during break times.
The video has since been removed, the newspaper reported.
Surveillance footage captured the moment the mother-of-two Jamie Louise Rathburn, 34, marched past security and into the classroom at Greenbrier Elementary School on May 17 at around 8 a.m during the morning drop-off. "You know, I owe the parents, the children, and the staff an apology for that", she said. Absolutely, it was wrong.
"Honestly, I don't know how I could have gotten my message across any other way", she told the outlet. "I can't watch them on field day". Her son is in Year 3.
According to Brotherton, some of the specific incidents involved another classmate making faces or telling Rathburn's son that his haircut was "silly", but Rathburn insists the treatment of her son was closer to harassment. The bullying allegedly continued with her son being subjected to name-calling, being hit with a computer and being pulled off a slide by his neck, according to the Greenville News.
According to Rathburn, during the school year her son suffered from "random bouts of depression", his grades went down, he woke up with nightmares and tried to make excuses for not going to school. She said anywhere her son went, his teacher followed him, including lunch and the playground.
"I walked right in that school [and] told those children that bullying wasn't okay", she told CNN. "I can't change it though, the only thing I can do is apologize, because that is honest, and try to push forward and put the spotlight on what the real issues are, and that's bullying", Rathburn said. "As class mom, that's devastating".
"I don't want my child committing suicide or shooting up a school because no one heard his cries", Rathburn told Yahoo News. Brian Sherman, assistant to the superintendent for the school district, said that he could not comment specifically on the Rathburn case, but he told the paper that determining whether bullying happens can be hard to decipher, especially when kids provide alternative accounts of what happened.
"We have 91 schools", Brian Sherman, assistant to the school district's superintendent said.
Rathburn is now on a no trespassing notice in which her son will not be able to return to Greenbrier Elementary School but will still be allowed to attend another school in the district.