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Student dislikes the bullying at their school

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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.

Sixteen year old Roselie Lambrock was cyber bullied. She was bullied by school peers by hurtful comments over the internet. She fell into a deep hole of depression instantly. School for her was a constant disappointment. One ordinary day her father found her in the bathroom trying to overdose on pills. She screamed and cried, “I can’t take it anymore!” She was then put in a mental facility to be monitored twenty-four hours a day.

October 3, 2011 she was released. She couldn’t stop herself from getting on the internet again. She read, “Do you need more pills? Nobody likes you. Seeing your face ruins my day. I hope you die. Your father is a disgrace.” She threw her laptop harshly against the wall and cried herself to sleep.

Roselie wasn’t heard from for a while. She skipped school because she didn’t want to show her face. She was involved in drugs and alcohol. She was tired of it all, being mistreated, bullied and pushed around. She was fed up and couldn’t take it anymore. November 20, 2011, Roselie’s father found her hung in the basement.

In conclusion, police reported that it was a case of suicide. Roselie Lambrook attempted to burn herself but failed. In result, she hung herself instead to escape her problems. Reporters asked school peers why she was bullied and someone said, “Her best friend told the school her secret. She had no mother. She only had a father who was gay.” Her best friend said, “I regret saying anything about her father but the next thing I knew, it was spread all over school.”

By: Ciara J.


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