To the editor of THE EAGLE:
A radio program about bullying brought me back to junior high, many years ago. The other honors students called me names like "Fierce Pierce" and I was tied to a tree by the sash of my blouse. There was never a reason for this or protection, except my true friends who supported me. Sometimes I wondered why I stood out so much as to be treated so badly by seemingly smart kids.
To the young ones being bullied today, I say, you are not alone. Tell your parents and teachers what is going on. You are not to blame.
It’s hard to stand up to this invalidating experience, but there are people who can help. I am glad these issues have come to light.