Family is grateful to Virginia firefighters for supporting student bullied at school

  • Source: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke
  • Published: 02/06/2023 12:00 AM

A fire department in one of our hometowns caught word that bullying was happening in the community and they decided they were going to do something about it. They surprised one teen by eating lunch with him trying to show him he was not alone. “When Dawn Roberts adopted her son Jackson from China, she didn’t know he had autism. “I mean it’s difficult, but I wouldn’t change. He’s taught me a lot about myself. And he’s fantastic, he’s hilarious,” said Roberts. One of the challenges they face is other kids at school bullying her son. “He had somebody ask him on the bus, what does dog taste like?” explained Roberts. Roberts says Jackson struggles to interact with others. “I know he eats alone, it bothers me, it makes me sad,” added Roberts. But when the Bedford Fire Department heard about Jackson. They contacted the family and Liberty High School to surprise him by joining him for lunch.


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