A mother filmed furiously confronting her son’s alleged bully and threatening to ‘rip their f****ing face off’ said she ‘lost the plot’.
Sareena Finn told MailOnline that her son has been bullied constantly for several months and when she saw one of the alleged perpetrators outside a Tesco store close to where she lives on Sunday, she ‘wasn’t going to let him get away with it’.
In the video, thought to have been filmed in London, Ms Finn looked straight at the camera and launched a verbal tirade just inches from the boy’s face.
During the angry exchange she told the youth she wouldn’t stop ‘getting close’ and ‘dared’ him to touch her son again.
Describing the incident, Ms Finn said: ‘My intention was to approach him calmly, but he was rude, and my emotions got the better of me.
Sareena Finn says she ‘lost the plot’ when she saw one of her son’s alleged bullies outside a Tesco store near her home
Ms Finn (left and right) was filmed confronting the alleged bullies and warning ‘touch my son again and I’ll rip your f*****g face off’
‘My son has been a victim of bullying for quite a long time and the school hasn’t done anything about it.
‘I just lost the plot when I saw one of the bullies. It’s unacceptable. My son doesn’t have a social life and doesn’t enjoy going to school because of these people. I was fuming and wanted the bully to know how it felt and that I wasn’t going to let him get away with it.’
Ms Finn works as a property manager in central London and commutes from her home in Waltham Abbey, Essex, each day.
She has two other children, two daughters, one girl, 12, and another aged seven. Her son who is the victim of alleged bullying is aged 14 and attends the local King Harold Academy, the same school as the boy who filmed the video.
The 33-year-old added: ‘My two eldest kids are in the same school and walk there each day on their own. I’m at work and am worried sick about the culture children they are growing up in.
‘Children have no fear anymore. There are no repercussions for them. You could hear that in the video, with the boy bragging that I couldn’t touch him. There’s no discipline and kids know they can get away with anything.’
Ms Finn works as a property manager in central London and commutes from her home in Waltham Abbey, Essex
The furious mother leans into the camera, left, and speaks with the youth as she tells him she’s not from ‘around here’ and ‘ain’t gonna stop getting close’ before tying her hair back, right
In the shocking footage, which has gone viral, the alleged bully can be heard telling the mother ‘you can’t touch me, you ain’t allowed to touch me’.
Ms Finn then spins around and ties up her long, dark hair before continuing with her stern warning to keep away from her son.
The mother says: ‘I ain’t from around here, you know who I am? I’m [child’s name], I’m [child’s name], yeah. No, I ain’t gonna stop getting close.
The angry mother was caught on camera telling her son’s alleged bully she will ‘rip his face off’ if he goes near her son again
‘Touch my son again and I’ll rip your f*****g face off, I’ll rip your mum’s face off, your dad’s face off … touch him I dare you too. I f*****g dare you too. Know yourself, know yourself, know yourself.
‘I’m warning you, I’m warning you – one more f*****g time but I cant touch you yeah I’m getting all up in your face.’
Ms Finn revealed that her children’s father is in their lives and plays a big part in helping to raise them despite the fact that he lives apart.
One of seven brothers and sisters, Ms Finn was brought up in north London by her father.
She said that she moved out of the capital ten years ago so that her children could attend better schools and ‘have more opportunities in life’.
Ms Finn added: ‘When I was brought up there was more discipline. My father was very strict and raised us on his own; that takes some doing.
‘I have never been in trouble and work very hard to give my kids a good life. Key to that is ensuring that they behave properly but sadly, that’s not the case with a lot of other parents.’
The video kickstarted a furious debate on social media over Ms Finn’s parenting methods and a slanging match with the boy accused of bullying.
The boy who filmed the hard-hitting video, whom Ms Finn has accused of bullying her son, vociferously denied the allegations.
He told MailOnline: ‘I’m not the bully. Ms Finn’s son has a long track record of bullying other kids, especially girls.
During the angry exchange with an alleged bully, Ms Finn (left and right) told the youth she wouldn’t stop ‘getting close’ and ‘dared’ him to touch her son again
Md Finn, who was seen in a online viso ranting at an alleged bully, has two other children, two daughters, one girl, 12, and another aged seven
‘I have just been standing up to him and defending the other kids in our school who are too afraid of him.’
The boy, 14, claimed that since the video went viral, he has been too afraid to go to school because of threats made against him and that the matter has also been reported to the police.
His mother has been called to meet with the head teacher of the school to try and resolve matters.
She said: ‘My son has been portrayed in the wrong way. This woman has behaved very badly, you can see that in the video.
‘She is threatening a 14-year-old boy, who is on his own. Not only is that illegal but what sort of example is that to set to your kids?’
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Ms Finn revealed that she too is meeting with senior teachers at the school over the next few days where she will provide evidence of her son being bullied. She also criticised them for failing to take any action.
She added: ‘I have been begging the school to do something about this, but they have been useless and just ignored the problem. It’s disgraceful the way they have handled this matter.
‘This video was designed to mock me but now everybody can see how angry and passionate I feel about what is being done to my son. Hopefully, the school will now see this and put a stop to it.’
Video, thought to have been filmed in London, shows the mother ‘daring’ the youth to go near her son and she’ll ‘I’ll rip your f*****g face off, i’ll rip your mum’s face off, your dad’s face off’
Several people agreed with the mother’s approach on Twitter and said that she was right to act aggressively in order to get the bullying to stop
However some thought the parent took things too far and went for the wrong approach in dealing with the situation
Dozens of people responded to the video after it was posted online, with several praising the mother for her parenting methods.
One wrote: ‘Good on her! Kid knows his rights too much ‘you’re not allowed to touch me’ yet doesn’t know how to behave towards others.’
While another commented: ‘Probably complained to the school several times and nothing done, can’t blame her at all.
‘Bet the kid doesn’t even look in his direction since this.’
However some people questioned the mother’s methods believing that she went about confronting the alleged bully in the wrong way.
One person said: ‘Can understand her anger, but seriously?! Wrong approach. Completely inappropriate.
And another wrote: ‘I understand how she is angry about her son being bullied but this is not the way to resolve the issue, yes, it’s definitely aggressive and making those kind of threats in public could land herself in trouble.’
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