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Father Who Threatened Kid's Bullies: I Was a Bully

James Willie Jones, of Sanford, Fla., during a news conference. WOFL

(CBS/AP) The Florida father who stormed onto a school bus and threatened children because his 13-year-old disabled daughter had been bullied says his actions were also destructive.

James Willie Jones, of Sanford, Fla., says he also was acting as a bully. He is advocating against bullying in schools and says no parent should copy his behavior.

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Jones' voice cracked and he and his wife, Deborah, openly wept during the emotional news conference Tuesday. He says his daughter suffers from cerebral palsy and he "could not stand by and helplessly watch her suffer." But he says he apologizes for the way he handled the situation.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Jones told deputies a student threw an open condom in his daughter's hair and kids were laughing at her. A video reportedly shows him angrily boarding the school bus the next day and threatening to kill the boys and the school bus driver.

Jones was charged last week with disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function for the Sept. 3 incident. He later posted $2,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from the driver and county school buses.

What do you think of this situation? How do you think parents can help their kids deal with bullying?

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