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San Mateo Elementary Student Creates Bully Buster Club

5:57 PM, Oct 5, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A student at San Mateo Elementary is changing hundreds of lives in this week's Hero Central.

"I had bullies so I wanted to help them get through this," said Breeanna DeGrove.

After being a victim of bullying herself, the 5th grader set her sights on an anti-bullying club.

"It's tough because they're mean and they just make fun of you," DeGrove said. "It's just horrible."

With a little help from her mom, teachers and the principal, the Bully Busters club was born.

"Some kids are getting bullied and they're not telling the teachers or anything so I was thinking maybe we could get them to come to my club and we could talk about it."

The club kicked off its first year with a walk and party to introduce the club to the school and rally the kids to join.

The response was overwhelming. DeGrove hopes the club will reach not only the victims but also the bullies, so bullying at her school will stop for good.

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