Dacia's "Homework" Assignment
Story # 1: (a friend)
When I was in elementary school, I was teased a lot. Different
people called me names like fatso, ugly, and would talk about me when they
thought I wasn't listening. I couldn't begin to tell you what they
would do when the teachers were not around. One thing I will not forget
is how they would push me and throw things at my head.
At night I would go into my room and shut the door. I would
stay up crying and wishing I were dead. I have tried to kill
myself many times. Now I am in high school and nothing has changed.
I still want to die but I go to counseling to get help. I wish something
can be done to stop this.
Story # 2: (a girl found crying in the High School
Every morning I wake up and ask why am I still here. I hate it
(bullying). I wish I could be dead, the way some people talk to me
and act towards me. Its continuous, it never stops. Every day
I get up and go to school knowing what will happen and it hurts to think
about it. I can tell my dad or mom what happens at school but every
time I do they say you need to learn how to get a long with others.
They don't know what it is like for me.
I have not tried suicide but I think that if these kids do not stop
I will. Instead of suicide I cut myself. My mom and dad try
to help me. I am taking pills and going to teen centers. They
do not help. I would like to be set on fire and burn, than have
to go back to a place where kids pick on me. I get hit
in the halls and everyone will turn and laugh. One time I had a crush
on a popular kid and his girlfriend would write notes saying they were
from him. They were cruel notes. It hurts to know no
one likes me.
Dacia contemplates her testimony inside the State House
HEAR JARED'S VOICE
- PLAY - From
an interview with Pasco School District investigators concerning the assault.
This is a recording of a recording and it isn't real clear, but worth the
download effort. Jared had a real mellow voice.
Note: If you have a slow load wav, wait for it to load entirely and then
play again from the start. 5 minutes long.
A Congressman speaks out about
bullying, and in support of an anti bullying law in Arizona
"The school ground bully has been around for too long.
His entire success at bullying is predicated upon arrogant disregard to
simple decency, and a willingness to brutalize an innocent victim simply
because the bully is bigger and stronger and others are afraid to intervene.
It is insidious and calls for society and government to intervene decisively.
This bullying bill is a start. As you deliberate this bill please
reflect on the fact that Government's primary purpose for existence is
for the protection of its innocent citizens. ...Then remember
your bully as a child." Congressman
Trent Franks (R) Arizona