South Carolina

Mom stormed into SC school to confront child’s classmates over bullying. She was arrested

Jamie Rathburn, of Simpsonville, who was arrested on May 20, 2019 after she confronted students at Greenbrier Elementary School about bullying her son was experiencing, has become an advocate for bullying prevention.
Jamie Rathburn, of Simpsonville, who was arrested on May 20, 2019 after she confronted students at Greenbrier Elementary School about bullying her son was experiencing, has become an advocate for bullying prevention. Matt Burkhartt/The Greenville News

Frustrated by what she believes was bullying of her third-grade son, with fewer than three weeks left of school, Jamie Rathburn entered Greenbrier Elementary School and emotionally confronted his classmates.

She left the scene and was arrested three days later, when she was charged with disturbing schools and booked into the Greenville County Detention Center before being released on a personal recognizance bond, according to a police report.

Rathburn said she regrets her actions but remains concerned about bullying for her son and other children, and she said she’s disappointed in the response she’s gotten from the Greenville County school district.

  Comments