My first year of high school was the worst school year of my life. I was jumped by a girl I didn't know. She accused me of shoving her into a locker, but I didn't do anything. It started after second period when I went to my locker and her friend was blocking it. I asked if she could move over a bit but she told me I could wait. I stood there waiting for about a minute or two when the bully told me I don't need to be rude. I didn't pay her any mind because I didn't want to start anything with her but she continued. She said she could see it on my face but I didn't respond. When she and her friend finally walked away she screamed at me "I'll shove your head into a locker!" I let it roll off my back because I'm use to threats that other people make. I can handle cruel words. But when I got to lunch the girl came up to the table me and my friends were at. She asked a friend of mine for my name. Then she walked off and started pointing me out to her friends. No adults in the cafeteria noticed. When the bell rang and lunch was over my group and her group went out separate doors. Unfortunately we had classes near each other. I asked my friends to walk slowly because I didn't feel safe and we walked slow but her group just walked slower. Me and my friends were worried about being late to class so we picked up our pace and tried to get passed her. But she made her group move at the same pace as us. Then finally they got ahead of us and we thought it was over. But it wasn't. She stopped ahead of us. Just her. I didn't feel safe so I gave a friend my IPod that was originally in my pocket. When we reached her we tried to walk by but she moved behind me and tried to grab my backpack but a friend of mine moved between us. She started screaming at me "What's your problem!?" "How dare you slam me into a locker!" I didn't understand I had done nothing to her, I never even said a word to her. She ended up moving around my friend and standing in front of me. She screamed at me "Don't ever shove me into a locker again!" Then she shoved me. While I tried to get my balance she ran at me and grabbed my hair, then she kept punching me in the head. She pulled me to the ground and kept punching me. I had to use my elbow to keep my head from hitting the sidewalk. I could hear people screaming "Kick her in the head!" "Yeah! Beat her!" Someone was holding a friend of mine who tried to get her off me. She kept hitting me till a teacher started screaming "Stop!" Even then she hit me a few more times. Then she stopped and tried to walk away like it didn't happen. I had to pick my glasses off the ground and get my IPod from my friend. Then the teacher stopped us both and called the vice principal. the girl lied to everyone saying I started the fight. That I shoved her into a locker, and I called her names. Luckily there were witnesses that told the truth. She was suspended for only 3 days while I suffered from a concussion. Nobody notified the resource officer till the day after it happened. When we tried to press charges nothing happened. Sometimes I wish the schools would prove they were going to do something. Only 2 weeks after this I was facing a new group of bullies. Me and my friends were having food thrown at us and when I told the dean of students she said to ignore it. So I told the principal and he said he'd watch them but still nothing happened. It took me screaming at the boys before anything was ever done. But nothing happened to the boys, instead it was me and my friends who were removed from the lunch room and into a classroom to eat lunch. The boys didn't get in trouble and when I walk in the hallways they yell in my direction "You gonna scream at us for standing on the sidewalk?" I can handle people calling me names and glaring at me but now that it's starting to get physical I'm tired. I don't feel safe at school. But I can't quit cause I want to go to college, I can't be homeschooled cause both my parents work, I can't do online schooling because my parents don't think it's safe... So what am I suppose to do? What should I do when I feel like crying at school? What should I do when nobody helps me and I can't protect myself? What should I do when people glare at me, when strangers call me names, when food is thrown at me, when I'm attacked by someone I don't know? What should I do when counseling isn't helping me? What should I do?
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