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Local Junior High School Student Bullied By Classmates

A junior high student is speaking out, sharing her experience of being bullied for most of the school year.

Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - Junior High School student Averie Vargas says about four to five people at school bully her every day, from name calling to people being rude and thinking it's cool to call people names.

That's what Averie Vargas endures Monday through Friday.

The junior high student suffers through verbal bullying. Her classmates believe it's the cool thing to do.

"I think people bully me, to make themselves look cool when it's really not", said Vargas.                       

According to Stopbullying.gov, children bully other students because they believe it helps them fit in.

The tormentors do not know how it makes their victims feel.

"It makes me feel me like very small, horrible when I am getting bullied", said Vargas.

Averie seeked the help of her best friend for some useful advice.

"She just told me that I needed to tell any adult", said Vargas

Unfortunately Averie did not take the advice of her best friend and things started to get worse.

Thankfully her mom was at the right place, at the right time.

"I was harming myself and then she found out. She asked me what happen and I told her I was getting bullied", said Vargas

Her mother, Sandra Vargas suggested Averie meet with a school counselor.

Averie says that just getting to talk about the problem, lifted a huge weight of her shoulders.

“It went good, a little emotional, but I still got everything out today that I’ve been holding in for a while” , said Vargas.

After receiving the needed help, Averie has a message for anyone else being bullied.

"I would probably tell them to tell an adult and get some help", said Vargas.

 If you are parent and believe your child is a victim of being bullied, visit http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/parents/


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