Bullied Anoka-Hennepin students: It got better [VIDEO]

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From left, Ebonie Richardson, Brittany Geldert, Sam Wolfe, and Kyle Rooker.
In a press conference yesterday morning, six students who were bullied for being gay in the Anoka-Hennepin school district gathered with their parents and legal team to announce they've settled with the district.

Among them was 15-year-old Brittany Geldert, who talked about a time when her peers encouraged her to kill herself. She shared the same stories with Rolling Stone magazine in a piece that raised anger across the country.

Yesterday, however, she had a more positive outlook.

"I've not noticed a lot of change in the students," she told reporters. "But I have seen a lot in the teachers."

Kyle Rooker, Dylon Frei, and Geldert spoke at the podium about their personal stories, then all five students allowed reporters to talk to them one-on-one. Most agreed that since filing the lawsuit and speaking out, they've experienced less bullying and feel more comfortable with their teachers in the district.

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rightnow
rightnow

This article is more evidence that bullying is a national tragedy affecting young people across America and throughout Minnesota. We all need to take action against the source of bullying and let kids, parents, teachers, principals and politicians know that bullying is NOT okay. We all need to do something to make a difference.   An amazing young singer-songwriter named Becca Levy is doing just that.   She has started a music based anti bullying group called Right Now.   Here’s a link to her video for a cover of “Right Now” by Van Halen. The purpose of the video is to promote awareness to kids using both music and the Internet. The video begins with a public service announcement and is full of statistics that people of all ages need to see.   Becca lives in Washington, D.C. and just turned sixteen years old.   Rightnowagainstbullying.com  

Chris Tanders
Chris Tanders

Why do you feel the need to be negative here? Does the idea the life might be getting a little better for a few LGBT kids make you so mad you need to provide a little hateful spin?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Yeah it got better for them!Hopefully that will help them excel in their studies and hopefully they pursue a career that will make them rich.  Then Democrats can bully them in other ways...

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