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Texas Teacher Allegedly Allowed Bully to Be Bullied by Kindergartners

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) -- A 6-year-old accused of bullying was supposed to get a taste of his own medicine, but his mom says what his teacher did to punish the child went too far.

Ann Neely remains furious that kindergarten children at Ricardo Salinas Elementary in San Antonio, Texas, were allowed to stand in line to slap her child last month, who was deemed a bully by a teacher at the school.

Neely claims that 24 kids took part in the exercise and said that most of them hit her son twice, who was told to sit in a chair by the unnamed teacher.

The mom says she only found out what happened recently after another teacher from the school told her about the alleged incident.

The Judson Independent School District blames the female instructor’s inexperience for what Neely says occurred and promised that she won't be back in the fall.

However, that's not sufficient punishment, according to Neely, who is looking to have criminal charges filed against the teacher to make sure she never returns to a classroom.

In the meantime, the mom says her son was unjustly accused of being a bully, adding, "He's a kindergartener.  And they never had any problems with his behavior.  Ever."

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Google Ordered to Name Anonymous Online Bullies

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Internet bullies, listen up. If a New York court ruling is any indication, your cloak of anonymity may be more transparent than you think.

In August, Carla Franklin, a 34-year-old New York business consultant and Columbia Business School graduate, filed legal documents asking Google to identify people who posted unauthorized videos of her on YouTube and called her a "whore."

This week a Manhattan judge ordered Google, which owns YouTube, to turn over identity and contact information for the person or persons who posted the videos and insults online.

A Google spokesman declined to comment, saying that the company does not discuss individual cases. But Franklin said that the court ruling gives Google a couple of weeks to give her the IP (Internet protocol) addresses, e-mail addresses and other information of the users responsible for the harassment. Once she has that information, Franklin said she plans to work with an investigator to track down the person she thinks is behind the online bullying.

Assuming Franklin is able to identify them, she said she hasn't fully decided on her course of action, but knows that she'll file a restraining order.

Cyber harassment has "gotten out of control," she said, adding that she hopes her case makes it easier for others to hold Internet bullies responsible for their harm.

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