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Dad turns in own kids for bullying

AN IRATE Ipswich father has marched his two children to a police station to have them charged with assault after catching them attacking another teen.

The father, who did not want to be identified, was so enraged with his kids that he sold his 17-year-old son's recently purchased car and 15-year-old daughter's horse as further punishment.

The pair admitted to picking on their bullying victim because he wore glasses, the same reason their father said he was bullied as a child.

The father said following the assault, which left the victim with a broken jaw, his two children would face court next month.

His act of tough love, which he told to radio station 97.3FM as part of a bullying awareness week, has won him plaudits from other parents.

He said the incident started this week when he came home from work early.

“About three weeks ago it was brought to my attention, through the school they attend, that they have been bullying a child at school,” he said.

“I came around the corner three streets from home. There's my 17-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter and they're fair beating the living crap out of this kid.”

He said he damaged his car as he pulled up on the gutter, dragged his kids into the back of the car and took the 13-year-old victim back to his home before doling out the punishment.

“I marched both my kids into the local police station. They've both now been charged with assault,” he said.

After returning home he said the 13-year-old had suffered a broken jaw in the assault.

The man said his daughter confessed to bullying the victim because he wore glasses, prompting the dad to pull out photos of him as a child with glasses.

He said he “detested” bullying and would stand behind the parents of the bullied child if they went ahead with charges.

After telling 97.3FM the story on Wednesday he called yesterday to say his kids had started to feel remorse for their actions.

“They're very remorseful for what they've done. They know they've done wrong. They regret it,” he said.

The father was contacted by The Queensland Times for comment but declined an interview.



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