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Students, parents deliver a message to Hernando School Board: Stop bullying

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February

 

BROOKSVILLE — Taylor Heidt squirmed behind the podium Tuesday evening, tossing her hair in her hands. Her voice quivered.

She had a message for the Hernando County School Board: Make the bullying stop.

“I’ve been bullied before,” the 14-year-old West Hernando Middle School student said. “I am still getting bullied. I hate the bullying. I want it to stop.”

Taylor talked about how her friends are bullied. She said they turn to teachers, but very little is done to help them. As a result, she said, some have resorted to cutting themselves. Some have considered suicide.

“I’m just done with the bullying,” Taylor said. “My friends are done.

“There’s too many people that have tried to commit suicide,” she said during an emotional speech to the board.

Click here to read more about Tuesday's School Board meeting.

 

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