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5th Grade Victim of Bullying Starts Anti-Bullying Club

4:04 PM, Sep 29, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Breeanna DeGrove loves reading.

The fifth-grader at San Mateo Elementary School also likes cheerleading, biking and playing games with her little brother.

But after being a victim of bullying, her newest hobby is an anti-bullying club she created.

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

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," DeGrove explained. "So I was thinking maybe we could get them to come to my club and we could talk about it."

She wants other kids to know they can come forward about their bullies, and also encourages those who witness bullying to speak up.

"If you see a bully, then just say to a teacher, 'I'm seeing someone get bullied; I need you to come help.'"

The club kicks off Friday and DeGrove hopes it helps end bullying at her school.

First Coast News