To Be a Victim

I live near the are where the Franklin Regional stabbings happened. I feel for the kids who were hurt and their families. But I also feel kind of bad for the boy who did it. Since I was once bullied myself, I got the idea to write about certain situations I and many of friends went through or just random incidents. The consequences are great if a bullying situation is not handled properly. Please if you see someone being bullied, in or out of school, tell someone!

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4. DolphinSwimmer_<3

My best friend was bullied.

She recently text me her entire story when she learned that I wrote a movellas about bullying. You all know by know that I absolutely hate bullying but I think it is something we all learn from. Some more then others.

So I will type her exact words in italics and my commentary in the regular font. 

So, in the third grade I met this girl called Anna. She was being bossed around by another girl named Grace and I went to help her.

Bad mistake my friend. You see readers, these two girls are the biggest drama queens in the entire school district. I never did like those girls and I do occasionally show it. But because I don't like you doesn't mean I won't respect you a little. Still I don't like them.

We became friends for a bit and then one day it was like she flipped a switch and hated me. She made fun of me and called me names.

I was once friends with her too. She did the same thing to me around the same time but she never called me names. Then again I am 5'9 and 130 pounds and she is no taller than 4'10 but she is a little on the chubby side. I am not trying to be mean. 

And this with girls flipping switches, this has happen to me multiple times before. I was great friends with one girl in elementary school and in middle school she forgot my name. I twirl baton with girls a year older than me but in the hallway, they look away. I had another great friend In Fifth grade and one day she came in and never talks to me unless necessary. 

I went to my teacher, but she didn't know what to do. 

None of them do.

She just felt bad for me. She sent me to the guidance counseled, but that didn't do me any good, because he didn't help either.

I thought it was the guidance counselor's job to help kids with school problems.

I didn't tell my parents much about it and played it as no deal. She kept it up all the way through fourth grade.

Whatever you do if you are being bullied, don't play it off like no big deal!!! I am sorry friend but you should have told your parents. That's why we bother to keep our parents, for stuff like this. 

one day we were in the library and she was calling me names while I was packing up. I got really angry and on impulse, slapped her in the stomach. 

Where was the librarian?

I didn't hit her hard but she started to pretend cry and got me in trouble. I was sent to the principal's office and I told him why I did it. He accepted it and all I got was a chastisement.

Our principal was a no crap person and he was right no to punish my friend badly. But I still ponder why she had to deal with the name calling for a year when the teachers saw it and turned away. That makes me really angry and not just because she is my best friend! By the way, good use of vocab words!

I was fine from then on out. After I had slapped her she never bothered me again, but I know I could have done better than hit her.

it's good that you showed that you were sick of her but violence is not always the answer. I mean it is very good she left you alone but I'm not promoting violence here.

She and I became friends for a little bit, but ended it because things started to get tense again. We haven't spoken since.

I would never talk to my bully ever. That is just my opinion but Dolphinswimmer, you have more guts than I do.

Remember each situation with bullying is different and if you wish to share your story please tell me. If you don't want your name used that is fine. 

If you see bullying report it!

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