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Family wants action after video released of bullied Texarkana student

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KSLA intentionally blurred the video to conceal the identities of the other students. KSLA intentionally blurred the video to conceal the identities of the other students.
This blurred out cell phone image actually shows Tamyria being punched in the back of her head. This blurred out cell phone image actually shows Tamyria being punched in the back of her head.
TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

A Texarkana, Arkansas family is demanding answers after their 12-year-old daughter was attacked by a swarm of students. Now, with cell phone video to back them up, the family tells KSLA News 12 that they want the bullying to stop.

KSLA obtained cell phone video showing Tamyria Bostic, 12, allegedly being assaulted by a group of fellow students. The video was taken by a College Hill Middle School student in Texarkana.

"They have been bullying me numerous times, and I have told the teacher and principal and they haven't did anything about it," Tamyria tells KSLA.

The recorded incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the school during regular school hours. Tamyria says she didn't know about the video until told by a friend.

"When I saw the video, I thought, 'That was really stupid'."

On the video, you can hear the kids laughing and apparently making fun of Tamyria. But Tamyria's father says that this is no laughing matter.

"My daughter have a fear of going to school sometime. She also said something like she don't feel like living anymore. She is talking about killing herself, and we don't want her thinking that way," Bostic says.

Tamyria says the bullying makes her "feel really bad," bad enough not to want to go to school.

School administrators we contacted would not give an on-camera interview but released this statement:

"The Texarkana Arkansas School District does not tolerate acts of bullying. Students are encouraged to report behavior they consider to be bullying. Administration shall be responsible for investigating the incident(s) to determine if disciplinary action is warranted."

But Tamyria's mother, Mary Bostic, says, "We went to the principal numerous times and talked to her. We went to the superintendent. I am tired of them harassing my child. I don't want her to feel like when she go to school, someone have to pick on her all the time."

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