Thanks... For some backstory... I come at this from two angles. I was bullied quite a bit as a kid... but I was also the kid who tried to welcome new kids or kids that others were excluding. There were kids I didn't like, of course, but I never bullied. I've always found it quite odd that I've known people who wouldn't help a person standing right next to them BUT would go out of their way to cross the street and harass someone. True... and I hoped I chose my words carefully... I did say school should be safe and if not, adults should be working at it. I know nothing is 100% safe in the world... but what I don't like seeing are cases where adults don't seem to care to make an effort in an environment where kids are not safe. IF a kid is being bullied, and can't turn to adults in the school for help... that's when I see the system failing for our kids. I'm not saying adults should be hovering over the kids all the time... but there should be an environment where kids know they can go to the adults and that something will be done to stop bullying. It seems to me that we haven't been doing that in all of our schools. Sorry... I didn't mean to imply that. What I was meaning was that the statistics are so high for suicides, and suicides among teens, and that there are ties to bullying being part of most of the reason in many cases... that there is probably more of this happening than we sometimes recognize. No. Don't be silly. Should I call the police if my neighbor gives me a mean look? What about if my neighbor steps onto my lawn with one foot, which is "trespassing"? Of course we can come up with silly over-reactions to almost anything... but I would hope that people would have more sense than that. Should be similar protocols for when any person might call the police for any reason. Would a teacher call the police if another teacher takes his lunch from the fridge? Probably not... but what if it was taken by force and with a shove or punch? Maybe... or what if it happens everyday? Or at least a couple of times a week? I'd say yes... at some point the police would get involved. I'm not sure why people are trying to make this out to be different than when adults are involved. IF you see two adults break into a fight almost anywhere in public, I can bet you that police are called... and if the fight lasts long enough for the police to arrive, warnings will be issued if not arrests for disturbing the peace and so forth. Why shouldn't our kids be afforded the same kind of protection in society? See above... for the most part we should be able to treat what happens in schools between children as if it were between adults. IF it can't be handled (or isn't being handled) by authority figures in the school, then police should be involved, just as they would be IF adults were being abused. I am beating the horse here... but I'm amazed that people are balking at the idea of involving police where kids are being bullied BUT those same people would want the police involved if they as an adult were being bullied/harassed at work or in public. Heck... just last night I saw the police called to pick up a vagrant who was at the roadside asking for money. He wasn't hurting anyone, though pandering is illegal, and someone called the police to pick him up.