My name is Jazlyn Rust and I was and still am bullied. I started really noticing my fifth grade year when I began taking elementary band. My music director had a helped, a seventh grader at the time, and he hated me and I still have no idea why. He would call me fat, stupid, and said I would never be able to make it in the music world which was a hard blow because music education is my dream. This continued everyday and on through my years to come. My ninth grade year was the worst, the year I almost took my life. It got to the point this fellow band threw my instrument on the band room floor and stomped on the broken pieces. If I got a solo he would tell me it was a pointless part and the only reason I got it was because I was stupid and couldn't handle actual music. I told my band director, principle, superintendent, school board, and my mom but no one did anything about it. But that one day was different, I went to school and he cornered me in the band room and said I had to drop music all together, I refused, and he said if I didn't he would kill me and he pulled out a knife. I fell to my knees and wept mercifully until my band director found me and asked what happened and I told him and he told the principle and they threatened to take away his scholarships and he stopped for a while. He has graduated now but the horrible pain of the years between fifth and this year, my eleventh grade, haunts me everyday. I tried to head up a bully campaign at my school but it didn't take. If I would have taken my life I cant even imagine the pain my family would be in but it seemed life a way to get out. But if you are reading this remember its not the end you can fight even when you feel you cant anymore. I am here for you message me on facebook or twitter but I am here for you. I love you
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