Mother: School Told Teen to Get Breast Reduction

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By Shawndrea Thomas  
MOLINE ACRES, Missouri (KTVI) -- A North County mother claims her 13-year-old daughter is being harassed because of her breast size and was floored by the response she got after calling the school district.

Tammie Jackson says her daughter Gabrielle is being sexually harassed at Central Middle School in Moline Acres, because of her large breasts.

She says the 6th grader has been dealing with bullying since last semester. Jackson called the Riverview Gardens School District to complain and was shocked by what she was told.

"It makes me feel like now you are telling me it`s my fault. It's God fault the way he made her. The lady on the phone said they could transfer my daughter and said her boobs were so large she will always get teased. And the only suggestion she had for me is to have my daughter get a breast reduction," said Jackson.

FOX 2 stopped by the school district for a response and we're told they`re working to counsel students to resolve the bullying issue. As for the claims about the surgery we`re told that's still looking into it.

Jackson also says her 9-year-old son Elijah has bullying issues. He has a rare heart condition and she says kids make fun of his surgical scars causing him to make suicidal comments.

Jackson says all she wants is resolution to an issue she says can affect kids for the rest of their lives.

"Talk with the kids let them know people`s bodies are changing everybody is different, but God made us all great," Jackson said.

Jackson says the superintendent called and said they are working on a plan to resolve issues for both of her children.