By Kelsey Martinez
It was in the sixth grade that she had been bullied relentlessly by a single student at her school. The student would bully her daily, going out of their way to bring the girl down and harassing her whenever they got a chance to. The student would verbally abuse her, bully her online, and make physical threats to her.
“When she would bully me,” said the girl. “It made me feel like I was worth nothing.”
Many times the girl would come home crying because of what happened during school, then fall asleep on her bed because of how tired she was of being bullied. Sometimes when it was really bad, she would even call her mother and beg to get out of school early. Other days she would lie to her mother so she wouldn’t have to face what awaited her at school.
“(The bully) truly would do anything to make me feel horrible about myself,” said the girl.
The girl told her mother how she was being bullied. Her mother, from then on, did everything she could to help her daughter. Even coming to the assistant principal for help. Sadly, all the assistant had to say was for the mother to deal with it.
“My mother was worried when I told her,” said the girl. “She knew how many people had committed suicide because of bullying.”
Eventually the bully moved away during the school year, leaving the girl to enjoy what was left of sixth grade. It’s been over a year since then and now whenever the girl sees someone being bullied, she goes and helps them out, and offers some advice.
“Now as I look back on it, it doesn’t bother me anymore,” the girl said. “I feel like that student was never worth my time.”