article A year after a bully punched a student in the face, she wants the school to take action.
Daphne Brown said she wants school officials to investigate and address the issue, but her request also stems from a recent school policy change.
Brown is one of about 5,000 students who received verbal and physical bullying last school year.
She was attacked by her classmate last year and she said she was humiliated and called a slut.
The girl was in her middle school at the time, and she is not sure what happened, but she is glad to see the school is taking steps to address the bullying.
“I am just so proud of the school,” she said.
“There are more than 2,000 children in my school and I feel that they are doing everything they can to protect the students.”
In January, the state Education Department announced a plan to tackle bullying and other bullying-related issues.
The plan called for school administrators to identify and report bullying, and they would be held accountable for any bullying, harassment, intimidation, and threats.
The department also announced that it is creating a national network to combat bullying.