Middle school can be absolute hell. For some kids it is harder than others.
So, when a biker group caught wind that a sixth-grade boy was being bullied relentlessly by his classmates, 50 of the members escorted the kid to school on his first day back.
They proceeded to eat breakfast with the kid, even praying for him.
Tammy Mick, the mother, one day confided in her friend, director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts Brent Warfield, about her son’s dilemma.
The boy, Phil Mick, says the other students in his class would mock, tease, and even physically assault him. The Dekalb Middle School student said to his mother he had thought about ending his life, at one point.
Warfield felt compassion for the hurting mother and took issue with the bullying; he immediately decided to do something about it.
The motorcyclist posted about young Phil’s situation on his Facebook account, asking if others would like to escort the student to school. Warfield says he was overwhelmed with responses from fellow bikers, some traveling from over an hour away.
Taking a stand against bullying, over 50 bikers escorted Phil and Tammy to school on their motorcycles. The group ate breakfast together and the bikers prayed over the boy.
“We want to get our message out there that we are here for our youth. They are not alone,” explained Warfield.
Not only did they show up for this kid in need, but the biker club also provided Phil with new school clothes and supplies.
The generous bikers also chipped-in to provide Phil with new school clothes and supplies.
“Phil got his 1st ride on a motorcycle to school,” said Warfield in a Facebook post. “We had a amazing turnout. The Motorcycle Community has come together to help stand up against bullying and show our support for those that are getting bullied. We would like to see programs with speakers go to schools and discuss bullying.”
Phil was more than thrilled over the support. “I got a guardian angel watching over me,” he said.
These badass bikers are taking things a step further. To help raise awareness for suicide and teen bullying, the club plans to take a ride on September 23. This group has zero tolerance for bullying!