Marshfield mom wants schools to release more information after her daughter said she was bullied

MARSHFIELD, Mo (KY3) -- Marshfield mom Jennifer Quinn said her daughter was assaulted at lunch time at Marshfield Junior High last week.

"It's been a week and I still don't know anything," Quinn said. "I don't know what's going on [and] I don't know if that child is going to back to the school."

The Webster County sheriff said a report was filed on October 3, the day of the incident, but Quinn is still trying to piece together what happened.

"The only thing [the sheriff's department] could tell me was that they had seen it and that it was definitely 2nd-degree assault," she said. "[One of the] administrators at the Junior High said it was one of the worst fights that he has seen in his 20 years."

The school district said in a news release it prohibits all forms of bullying, including violence.

"We recognize that the parents of students involved in incidents want detailed information about these matters, the District is strictly prohibited by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) from sharing confidential personal information about other students with parents and guardians," the district said in the release.

Quinn is now hoping to change the laws that keep information hidden from the parents of students involved in bullying incidents.

"I'm not gonna stop," she said. "I will keep trying [and] I will be on the phone every day if I have to."

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