A Huron mother is asking police to file charges against a girl accused of bullying her daughter.
The woman told Huron police Jan. 9 that school administrators aren't doing anything to fix the situation, so she's seeking help from them and court officials.
The woman said the feud between her 13-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old classmate began on Facebook's instant messaging service, according to a police report
The alleged bully "threatened to beat her up and was causing others to confront her about spreading rumors about (another female student)," the report said.
The woman said the bullying has progressed since summer, when her daughter and a few other girls -- including the bully -- were all charged with mischief.
The woman supplied police with copies of e-mails her daughter recently exchanged with the bully.
"In two of the messages, there are challenges to fight and veiled threats that she is going to beat up (the daughter)," the report said.
The mother also said the bully shoved her daughter into a sink during a school function.
"(The woman) stated she didn't feel the Huron City School District handled the matter appropriately and characterized it and some other things that have happened at the school as bullying," the report said.
Huron Schools superintendent Fred Fox said he hasn't talked to the mother, and not one school principal or administrators has notified him of any problems.
Fox said the school district's anti-bullying policy has been in place for years.
Those efforts started with educating the district's teachers to recognize signs of bullying.
The students, meanwhile, have been taught coping skills to deal with peers who target them.
But the problem boils down to the bully.
"Usually, the bully will do that when the adults aren't around," Fox said.
In the event the bully strikes discreetly, as is usually the case, the district has instructed students to tell an adult immediately, Fox said.
The mother of the 13-year-old girl asked police to file a complaint with the Erie County Juvenile Court.