I was never bullied as a child because I was raised with 6 brothers so I had no choice but to be tough, but I would have never guessed that one of my children would become a victim of bullying. It began with my daughter starting high school and our 9th grade had it's own school to give the kids a chance to transition into high school without the big school pressure. She was always a straight a student in honors classes and very popular in the community. The first sign was her grades starting to slack. At first she blamed the teachers then it was sports was keeping her behind. One day she finally broke down and said she was being peer pressured into becoming bio sexual. She said that there was a very large group of girls that had recently came out and they were recruiting girls to join them. She said she tried to just become friends to keep from seeming stuck up. When she continued to relay that she was straight to the group of girls that's when it started. First it was notes with vulgar things being said, next came the social media attacks. When it became to much to bare I started calling the principle of the school. We had to delete her Facebook and block several numbers from her phone. In the mornings when I would drop her off to school I would have to wait to make sure the girls didn't approach her. One morning one of the girls tried to approach my truck and was saying that we hated gay people. This was my last straw. This was such a strange situation to be in when my daughter was actually being bullied for being straight. I had a meeting with every single teacher she had to let them know who each girl was and that they were not to speak to my daughter at all. I was dropping her off at the back door to go into a teachers class to avoid the group out front. If she came home with a complaint I was at the school the very next day and I saved every single text message until I got the one that said the group leader was going to tell everyone that my daughter hates gays and everyone would hate her and she would get cut. I took these to the police and filed charges for terroristic threats and harassment. Once that girl was in juvenile detention for one month I continued to stay on the school board to secure her safety. This finally stopped and she began enjoying school again. If you stick together and stand your ground you can accomplish anything. I had it become the bully to beat the bully but in the end I held everyone accountable for their actions and showed my daughter that I would not allow this to go on so neither should the school!
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