- Posted October 12, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Bullying in America's schools
My mother tried to talk to one of the girls' mother about the bullying and the mother said "girls will be girls" and slammed the door in my mother's face. After school one day the pack of girls pushed me out into busy traffic to provoke me to fight. I did fight, got in as many punches as I could because I was a very little kid and the girl who attacked me was a fat cow. When a teacher finally showed up to break up the fight one of the spectators said "not bad for someone who is scared".
I nearly failed the 7th grade because I skipped 2 weeks of school because I was so afraid to face school.
These are just some of the things that these girls did to me. We moved from that school which was in Holly Hill, FL. We moved up to Connecticut and I was so afraid to start a new school. The kids there were so nice to me and I never once got treated how I got treated in FL. I never saught therapy for this because no one treats it seriously and after so many people ignoring your plight you give up and believe that you are overreacting. It has definitely affected how I matured into an adult and how I view people. And to this day I remember the first and last names of those girls who caused so much fear and anger. You want to know the true feelings I have always had inside of me everyday since I moved away from those girls? If I saw them today I would punch everyone of them in their face as hard as I could and call them a piece of shit and a waste of human space. With counseling I will be able to forgive them and close that chapter of of my life.
I'm annoyed that it has taken this long for authorities to finally listen and pay attention to what is going on. Those poor kids who have taken their lives because of bullying makes me so sad and extremely angry. My experience was over 30 years ago and I still remember every bit of it. Please, please, please stop the bullying.
Signed, Just another kid who got picked on