"I Have Been Threatened To Get Shot": 5th Grader Asks School Board To Protect Her From Bullying

Date June 13, 2018

In New Hampshire, a Pollard School fifth-grader has to go through constant bullying. Delanie Marcotte even asked the school board to help her end it.

As she revealed during the Timberlane School Board meeting, one of her classmates threatened to shoot the girl in the head with an AK-47 and then bury her in the backyard. Delanie told her parents about this terrible experience.

In their turn, Todd and Amy Marcotte contacted school, but bullying still continued. Delanie ended her speech:

I ask you, what are you going to do to protect me and my classmates against bullying? I am here to stand up for every kid that gets bullied.

The girl’s bravery was met with warm words and applause by both meeting attendees and board members, who even said they were proud of Delanie for coming.

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The girl’s dad shared a video of his daughter reading a letter to the board on Facebook, and the post instantly attracted attention. It has more than 120,000 views.

Some users repost it, using the hashtag #standwithdelanie. And others just show their support by commenting on it.

The superintendent of the regional school district promises to give Delanie’s concerns their undivided attention. He also encourages other students to speak up if they experience things that make them uncomfortable.

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