By Kelsey Martinez
In beginning of her seventh grade year she started to be bullied by three students on the bus. They bullied her nonstop. Every day was the same. While on the bus, the three students would throw things at her, take her backpack, and go through all of her stuff. They would never return any of her belongings until it was time to get off the bus.
She would come home from school crying because of them. She felt hurt and betrayed by the three students because they’d used to be friends of hers. She did not tell her parents the truth for several months because of the threats the bullies had made. They told the girls they would hurt her if she ever told anyone.
Over time it got worse. The students started to harass her over the phone, send inappropriate text messages, and prank call her saying very explicit words. Eventually she told her parents after the first semester had passed.
“My parents were very upset and really mad that I never told them,” said the girl. “But they understood why I never did after I explained to them both that the three students would threaten me.”
During one of the prank calls the girls mother had picked up the phone. Thinking it was the gir, the bullies went on to say several inappropriate words. After that, the girl’s parents filed harassment on the three students.
A couple months passed before the bullying completely stopped. Her parents tried everything to help their daughter, even changing her cell phone number. At the end of the year, the bullying finally came to a halt.
“After being bullied I felt that no one should ever be treated badly as I was and that everyone should be treated with respect,” said the girl.
Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series that tells the stories of CCJH students who have been the victims of bullying. The purpose of this series is to raise awareness of bullying and its effects.