Bullying Not Ok

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ABSTRACT: Chelsey Kahrmann Professor Brian Powell English 101:B24 February 11, 2010 Bullying Is Just Not Okay “A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and overtime, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.” (Olweus: website par. 2) Marci was new at the school; something that I could sympathize with since I had just come to the school the year before. It was a normal day, same routine, same everything. The changing class bell had rung and all of the students were matriculating into the halls and off to lunch. As I stood at my locker minding my own business, it was the scene that perspired that truly was the beginning of sad process. Marci had one weakness, her inability to talk to boys and to learn when they were just using her. She had a ridiculous crush on our star football quarterback, James. The plan was simple; James and some of the Central Core began to pay attention to her and invited her to a party at Rachel’s, one of the girls in the Central Core. Marci was elated and viewed this as her chance to fit in. When she told me about the invitation as the end of class bell rang in our Biology class, I attempted to talk her out of it but she wouldn’t listen. On Monday morning, photocopies of the pictures were passed around the school. When Marci got to school, she was the laughing stock of the school. I went looking for her once I found out what had happened but I could not find her anywhere. The next morning at school, we all learned bad news… Marci had committed suicide. I guess the bullying had become too overwhelming and I guess she felt that she had no way out. Various students were questioned and in the end the Central Core group was suspended; I feel they deserved way harsher punishment. Although I was not in on the hideous acts, I…...

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