April 28, 2015 10:00 am -


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.”



D.B. Hirsch
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6 responses to Teen Pleads In Video: Stop Bullying Me

  1. lynchie April 28th, 2015 at 11:04 am

    America such an understanding compassionate country. We are told everyday by one group or person or another to HATE, HATE, HATE. Taught that a homeless, poor, elderly person is a lesser human being. Taught that you are ok to mock and bully others. Taught it is the christian way to hate muslims, arabs, mexicans, brown people, And its all ok because no one stops it, no one speaks up until it happens to them.

    • Jeffrey Samuels April 28th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      I was one of the ‘fortunate’? ones. It happened to me early in life during public school; pretty similar experience to this young lady. I have been speaking up about it ever since.

  2. illinoisboy1977 April 28th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    If the bullying is as bad as the child says, the parents should move beyond complaining to the faculty and take the matter straight to the school board. If they don’t get any satisfaction, there, they may want to consider another school or even home-schooling. If they can get evidence of such behavior, on the part of the staff, they could file a suit against the district for injunctive relief.

  3. StoneyCurtisll April 28th, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I bet all those kids doing the bullying identify themselves as Christians.

    • John_St_John April 29th, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Or at the least their families do.

  4. cecilia April 29th, 2015 at 9:54 am

    my mother was a teacher for decades and would tell me that if teachers (parents, etc) would insist on these kids not acting like idiots it would stop. Or at least be better controlled.

    As a teacher she let every child in her classrooms know that bad behavior was NEVER acceptable. Ever. And she did it without yelling or acting out of control.

    The problem is that many people are not properly taught how to be effective teachers these days.

    I wasn’t ‘well-liked’ in school but it was the nuns who were the big bullies (mostly to boys). Anytime someone said something irresponsible to or about me my mom was right there defending me. I think that made me feel ok about myself. I didn’t have to be friends with anyone because my family respected me.

    It’s such a tragedy that some of these kids feel so alone they kill themselves