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Bullying Can Hurt Children

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This article is one in a series discussing bullying issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.
This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying.

This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying. /Cook Arts Center

The series and the assignment.

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding bullying issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork to express their thoughts about bullying.

Bullying happens to everyone, any time and any place. Some students from different schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan still do bullying to other students, because they want to hurt them. Or simply they just want to do it because they think it’s fun. Although when they do it, they can go to jail or get killed by another person.

There was a little boy named Miguel. He’s 11 years old and he was born in Florida. He lives with his mother only. Also his father left him when he was a baby. Miguel always wished to know who is his father and why his father left him.

During school Miguel is a respectful, intelligent and a good boy. Some students are bullying other students, including Miguel. One day Miguel went to his house and told his mother that he was bullied at school. Miguel’s mother went to the school and talked to the principal about it and the principal said that she will do anything to stop the bullying.

A few days later, Miguel was so scared that he couldn’t take it anymore. So, he left a video of him showing some cards with words to his mother. After that, he killed himself in the bathroom.

In conclusion, bullying children is bad, especially for an innocent kid like Miguel. The bullying can hurt a lot of children and can lead to death. Just like what Miguel did to himself.

By:  Nadrichka T.


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