Shreveport student's anti-bullying message goes viral on Facebook
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Caddo Parish student penned an anti-bullying message to her classmates, and her mother posted it on Facebook for all to see.
Anna Holland says she's a target of bullies at Forest Hill Elementary in South Shreveport.
Her mother Diane Holland hoped to create awareness when she posted it to Facebook last week.. At last check, the post had 3,800 shares, and many comments are in of support for Anna.
“I don't like being bullied, because it's just painful,” Anna said.
The sign she holds reads "I am being bullied at Forest Hill Elementary. Please share this and make it go viral so I stop getting bullied every day."
Diane Holland says the picture was only posted to Facebook after she reported the bullying to Anna's teacher and principal and felt like nothing was being done. Her Facebook posts now indicate that her daughter has been moved out of the class.
“I didn't get anywhere until I posted her picture on Facebook, and it went viral. I videotaped the children bullying me, and came back to school on Thursday and that's when I came home and posted the picture on Facebook,” Diane Holland said.
KSLA News 12 took her complaint to the school administration, and they said they are well aware of the complaint.
“Basically we have a zero tolerance for bullying,” said Bill Strother, communications director for Caddo Parish Schools.
Strother says that an investigation is underway.
“Obviously if students are involved and it's been proven that bullying has gone on, they risk the result of suspension and or expulsion, and of course we're just not going to tolerate it,” Strother said.
A letter was sent home with Forest Hill Elementary students Tuesday. It shared that an allegation of bullying has been made and that all allegations are investigated thoroughly.
The letter also included their definition of bullying.