|Updated: 11/17/2011 8:08 pm
||Published: 11/17/2011 7:09 pm
We hear a lot about bullying, but now there’s a twist.
A couple of Tulsa parents are in trouble when they got involved in their children’s dispute.
A fight broke out between moms at Jackson Elementary School on Friday.
Alex Ulanowski is a 4th grader at the school.
He says a neighborhood problem is now being fought out on the playground.
"Alvin has chased me at the school several times and he's hurt me and he's twisted my fingers before,” says Alex.
The situation between Alex and a kid named Alvin has gotten so bad, their two mothers got physical on Friday.
“She comes out of the office in front of three or four of the staff and slams me into a wall,” says Alex’s mom, Jessica.
"I didn't do it on purpose and I'm not going to apologize for it, because she did not apologize to my son,” says Alvin’s mother.
The fight had serious consequences for both moms.
Tulsa Public Schools banned both of them from the school for a period of six months.
The school says it takes bullying very seriously.
"It's the schools responsibility to do exactly that and investigate, and sometimes that investigation takes a little time,” says Student Services Coordinator, Mary Waters.
Waters say it’s important for parents to stay patient and work with the school to resolve the problem peacefully.
"We understand that any action like that is because parents care, and they love their kids that much,” says Waters.
For now, Jessica has filed a temporary restraining order against Alvin’s mother.
And for her part, Alvin’s mother is looking to do the same.
Until the two can resolve their problem peacefully, they will not be allowed on school property.
The principal is taking steps to control the problem.
Both children are in different classes, and the teachers are keeping a constant eye on both children.
If you’re concerned about bullying, you can call 918-746-6649.