My name is Bridget. I am in 10th grade and I participate in Track and Field, Marching Band, Color Guard, Model United Nations, and a future member of the We The People Team at my high school. I may seem like a well known person who has no problems, but that's where people go wrong. I have a brother who has Autism and he had to experience an unfortunate circumstance last year when I was a freshman. Towards the end of the school year, my parents discovered him coming home with bruises on his back and arms. They were concerned and asked to see what was going on. So they asked for the bus taped from the previous morning and discovered something very disturbing. On the tape was the bus driver beating my defenseless brother to a pulp, smashing him against the window and yelling at him when he did nothing wrong. Shocked and in tears, my parents decided to end this. Luckily the man was fired and the case was being brought to court however it was more complicated than they thought. After receiving past taped from the bus company, they discovered that this was going on for the whole year and not by the bus driver, but by the teachers at his middle school. I couldn't believe what was going on. This affected my life so much. With stress levels rising in my house hold, I couldn't take the heat. I decided to take a stand. I talked at a bullying assembly at my school and gave a very powerful speech to my entire student body and the reaction I got was incredible. People came up to me and asked how they could help. With friends and followers, we started a movement and we spread the word about how important it is to stop bullying. And I encourage everyone to follow in our footsteps and to do something in your community to end this act. Alone, we can achieve some. But together we can accomplish everything.
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