IMG_0440 June 19, 2012 | 8:12 AM By Sarah Gonzalez 2 Comments Email Tweet Comments Lexslibris South Florida is just a horrible place to grow up in. I’d say move somewhere else. Florida is just a big incubator for a$$h0l3s. I dont hate South Florida, but its just a place where off the bat you can tell the quality of people that live here. Everyone is out for themselves and that mentality is being passed on to the children. I am not saying everyone is like this, but a huge chunk of the SOFLO population is just flat out selfish and rude. Caring mom in Welleby Bullying is swept under the rug. The Broward County elementary school where my son endured bullying is an ‘A’ school with a polished (and conservative) reputation. My son was so hurt and ashamed to admit that he experienced physical bullying /sexual abuse, that he didn’t tell me for almost 2 weeks after the abuse began his bullying. My son described to me how another male classmate would hit him on the bottom and/or scrotum while they would be in line traveling to and from their classroom.When I reported the incidents to our school resource officer the next day, the officer acknowleded the agressor child and stated that he “… has trouble controlling himself…”. At the direction of the SRO, I then directed my son’s confessions to me to my son’s teacher. Without any response from her, a week later I reached out to both the school counselor and principal, Their response was that that my child was being “problematic” and that “…there was no proof of the incidents”. The same afternoon that the school staff accused my son of ‘making up stories’, I learned from my son that the agressor child had been moved to another classroom. Noone at the county level had heard of the incident nor would they support me or my son helping to resolve the painful experiences. The school’s reputation is still intact. We left the school and never looked back.