ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- A North Carolina mother was touched when her son wrote a letter to Santa, asking him to make the kids at a school stop bullying his sister.
Karen Suffern had asked her fraternal twins, Amber and Ryan, to write the letters so she could budget for the holidays.
The kids are 8 years old and just began third grade. Suffern says Ryan's letter to Santa sheds new light on her daughter's situation.
"Kid [sic] at school are still picking on Amber and its [sic] not fair because she doesnt [sic] do anything to them and it makes me mad," Ryan wrote. "I prayed that they will stop but God is busy and needs your help."
She plans on speaking to Amber's teachers and the parents of the bullies at school. Suffern says she is glad to have a selfless son - plus Santa - watching out for her daughter.
Rocky Mount Prep Charter School issued a statement reading:
We are hyper-vigilant at Rocky Mount Prep to prevent, intervene and protect our scholars from instances such as this.
Our teachers and staff have received training to recognize and address these types of behaviors, and we are proud of the way they respond.
We are saddened that this has taken place within our school family. And we can assure all of our parents, scholars and community that we will continue to do everything possible to provide them with a positive and safe learning environment.