A Memphis mother was arrested after taking bullying into her own hands when she faced her daughter’s alleged bully at a local grocery store in Germantown, Tennessee. Meredith Phillip Ross, allegedly punched a 17 year-old girl while in the self checkout lane at Kroger on Exeter Rd.
According to WREG, police reports state that the mother cornered the teen who was with her boyfriend and punched the young teen in her face knocking her to the ground.
Customers and employees who witnessed the incident called 911 and Germantown Police showed up to the scene.
According to police, Ross’ daughter had an on-going fight with the alleged bully and felt her daughter was being bullied and took matters into her own hands.
Parents of the young teen girl accused of bullying Meredith Phillip Ross’ daughter are reportedly anticipating their day in court.
MemphisRap.com spoke with a sociologist who stated that Ross had the responsibility to take a course of action starting with the school, if the teen is still in high school. She could have then contacted the board if the school wouldn’t have acted on her complaint. By Ross acting on her own, she displayed to her daughter that she is no better than the young girl that was bullying her, the sociologist says.
With the recent bullying that’s surfacing that’s reportedly leading teens to commit suicide such as Amanda Todd and Felicia Garcia, as covered on MemphisRap.com, the question of what should parents do to deal with bullying of their child is definitely one that should be addressed.