According to, 5th grader Delanie Marcotte of Pollard Elementary School in Plaistow read a letter she wrote at a school board meeting regarding threats that have been made to her.  In the letter, she said she was threatened to get shot in the head with an AK-47 and buried in her backyard.

The report also states that Dalanie said, "What are you going to do to protect me and my classmates against bullying?” and   “I’m here to stand up for every kid who gets bullied."

Good for you, Dalanie!  I LOVE this story.  Who knows how many lives she changed with her courage?  Some kid may hear her story and know that they are not alone.  Or, better yet, hear the story and decide to STOP bullying.

When I was a kid, we used to get bullied, but it was about being too chunky or too skinny or your hair style or where you lived or what you wore.  Still mean, but kids were never saying anything like they allegedly did to Dalanie.

I hope more kids take her lead and SAY something when they are bullied.  It could prevent so much heartache.


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