As part of our continuing series “Assignment America,” Steve Hartman takes a look at bullying in America, and speaks to a victim of bullying – and the bullier, who has had a change of heart.
Bullying has become epidemic in this country.
Two out of 10 schoolkids say they’ve been attacked physically. Three out of 10 say the bullying was more taunting or teasing.
Steve Hartman heard from not only from a bullying victim but from the boy who bullied him.
ATLANTA – Like the outside of the private school he attended, Zachary Jamison had an impressive facade. Always smiling in every picture he took even though, for most of junior high, what Jamison really felt was tortured by just about all the kids in his class at the America Heritage Academy outside Atlanta.
Jacob Cordero was one of them.
“Very sad because I had been part of the making fun of him and leaving him out,” Cordero said.