JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- David Thompson, 43, is a protective father concerned about the impact bullying has had on his 12-year-old son.
"He's always looking behind his shoulders, that's why he hates going to school," said Thompson.
Thompson said he's been trying to get the problem resolved and his family feels trapped by the situation.
"I don't know how to deal with this," he said.
He has written email after email to the school, Twin Lakes Academy Middle, asking for help.
"My son has been dealing with it for three months and he can't get any resolution," he said.
Thompson, a retired combat engineer, suffers PTSD and in a recent meeting with school officials, after his son was elbowed in the neck, he lost it.
"When it went from verbal to physical I told the cop I want to press charges and I was told 'you can't press charges,'" he said.