Bullying has turned into murder. Picking on kids smaller than you or less fortunate than others is not new. In the history of all of us we have either been bullied, bullied, or know someone who was. In the past decade bullying has lead to the victims death via suicide or violence from the attack; or worse the victim returning to get revenge and in the process innocent children become victims (e.g. Columbine High 1999). Just this month several stories have been on the news due to bullying. In Omaha Nebraska a young teenage boy was beaten by two young men and is now dead. Omaha news, Ketv.com report states, “Two 16-year-olds face assault charges in connection with a fight last week that left another teen brain dead. Omaha police said the assault happened near 21st and Burt streets around 3 p.m. Friday. Officers said the victim, identified as Aquilee Muse, was walking with several teenagers when they were confronted by two teens. Police said Muse was involved in a physical altercation with the two teens and received a head injury. Muse was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in very critical condition. His family told KETV NewsWatch 7 he was pronounced brain dead Tuesday morning and was taken off the ventilator Tuesday afternoon. Muse was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. “Keke was a wonderful, loving and funny kid. He could put a smile on anyone’s face. We always said that he should have his own comedy show. He loved to eat cereal, but more importantly, he loved his family and friends. He was deeply involved with church and carried his Bible in his backpack. We love him, and will miss his big, bright smile every day. During this difficult time, we ask you to please respect our family’s privacy as we continue to grieve,” said the family of Aquilee “Keke” Muse. The Douglas County Attorney’s Office confirms Markell Vaughn, 16, and Trevaun Ammons, 16, will each be charged as adults with first-degree assault. The county attorney’s office said it’s actively involved in this investigation. Vaughn and Ammons could both be in court Wednesday morning”. As a mother this concerns me. I was a victim of bullying and my mother taught me how to defend myself. I learned that a lot of times those children are unloved and are taking their hurt out on who they feel are weak. Now that I have children, I have taught them to protect their selves. But now that is not enough. Just the other day my twelve year old son was shot with a bebe gun and threatened to be beat up if he was caught by his self. I went to talk to the parents,who were not home, and the sitter was scared of the children. She told me that she too had been injured by the kids with the bebe gun. Her eye was black and she didn’t know how to control the children. They were ten years old and younger. My heart was crushed, because I know that those children will kill or be killed before long. They had no structure or discipline. Bad parenting is what is creating bullying. Parents are not taking the responsibility to teach their children right from wrong. They have no consequences for bad behavior and therefore have no fear. They don’t fear their parents, teachers, or even the police. They grow up without proper preparation for civil living and instead of acting like civilians they react like animals. The laws in Nebraska state that if you spank your children you go to jail. Therefore, many parents gave up on discipline altogether and the children became the ruler of their home. The result to this is increased violence. Yet another family is morning because the senseless act of bullying has taken the life of their child. As a mother you feel like revenge and as a citizen you want justice. But the reality is this has to stop, and it starts at home. We have a responsibility to raise our children with morals. It is our duty to teach our children lessons of living respectfully and responsibly in this world with others. I feel like if the children are harming other children both that child and the parents should be charged. Even the absentee parent should be held accountable for the actions of that child. Maybe then the parents will do all that they can do teach them better, or get them the help the need if they are unable to do it alone. We all lose when either our child is bullied or the bully. Those boys need help and parenting not jail, and their parents need help too. So what do we do as parents of the victims? If we fight for our children we go to jail. Something has to be done world wide to better protect our youth. Families are suffering everywhere due to hands of other people’s children. Why should we suffer , those parents need consequences. Our children are the future and what are we teaching them if we continue to allow bullying? Bullying has to stop, it is affecting us all.