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A report by the US Secret Service, while investigating school shootings said two thirds of the attackers involved "felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others prior to the incident" though two thirds of the attacks were not directly involve bullying, "a number of the attackers had experienced bullying and harassment that was longstanding and severe. In those cases, the experience of bullying appeared to play a major role in motivating the attack at the school" (1 ).

Kylie Kenney had a website that called for her death. She had threatening and embarrassing phone calls, and emails from her classmates. She was forced to transfer to a different school twice (2 ).

During the sixth grade Alyssa McCourt spent most of her time being bullied. She was harassed with rumors she was a lesbian. The harassment didn't end when school was over it continued with emails and instant messages at her home computer. Alyssa said about the messages "There'd be a message about how I should do things to hurt myself. I'd be on the computer and I'd fire back. That was my way of responding,". Her family moved to escape the bullying (3 ).

16 year old Victoria Lindsay of Lakeland, Fla., was beaten unconscious after she was lured to home by a supposed friend. Her head was beaten against the wall until she pass out by several teenage girls from 14-18 took part in this beating. The incident was taped and the teens hoped to post it on the internet. This beating was in relation for something the girl had supposedly posted about them on the internet. The girls could seem to comprehend the gravity of the situation as the remark "Does this mean I can't go to cheerleading practice?" indicates (3 ).

A High School student in Canada attempted suicide as a way to deal with bullying. After suffering homophobic he though "Why don't I just kill myself so I don't have to deal with this anymore," and "Why is this happening to me? Why am I living? I thought about cutting my throat. I got so low that I didn't want to be around anymore." (4 ).

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