Teen Pleads In Video: Stop Bullying Me
By D.B. Hirsch
April 28, 2015 10:00 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
A Michigan teen issued a video pleading with her school and her classmates to stop bullying.
Dana Hamrick, a student at Truman High School in Taylor, Michigan, posted the video online last week after becoming fed up with how she was being treated at school by both students and faculty.
“They make me feel so bad about myself,” Hamrick said of the students and staff. The emotional teen went on to reveal stories of the mockery she faced during her time in school, including an incident involving her and a vice principal. Hamrick was in the hallway crying, and the vice principal asked her where she was supposed to be. When the teen said she was supposed to be at lunch, the vice principal responded bluntly and insensitively.
“Oh, you can’t hide,” the vice principal reportedly said. “Get out of my sight.”
“The only reason why I’m hiding is so I don’t get made fun of in the lunch room,” Hamrick said in the video through tears. She also described an earlier incident at lunch when she was sitting at a table alone, and students were pointing and laughing at her.
“There was people in the lunch line, pointing at me and talking about me – saying that I was special ed, and that they didn’t want to be friends with me, and it looked like there was something wrong with me.” In another incident, a vice principal threatened to suspend her because she “wasn’t in the cafeteria getting bullied.”