South Fayette mother says she wants case against bullied son dropped

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SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. - The mother of a 15-year-old South Fayette High School student convicted of disorderly conduct wants a judge to reverse the decision and the district to offer better protection.

The student’s mother said school officials forced her son to delete an iPad recording that showed he was bullied in school.

“You didn’t hear, ‘Go to the principal’s office.’  You didn’t hear, ‘Christian, are you OK?’  You didn’t hear, ‘Let’s leave the room for a while.’  It was ‘Sit down.’  That’s how they dealt with it,” said Shea Love.

Love told Channel 11 her son was found guilty of disorderly conduct for making the secret recording, and now she plans to file a lawsuit.  She wants the charges dropped and better protection for students who are being bullied.

“I’m sure it would be easy to move forward and let this go.  After all, it is a summary citation, but you know, this is my child,” Love said.

Her son said he wants other young people in his position to have a voice and not be afraid.

"It's not a South Fayette thing.  It's everywhere," he said.

Channel 11 attended a school board meeting to talk to officials on Tuesday.  Reporter Timyka Artist was told "no comment."