Girl Attacked at School on Camera Speaks Out
On today’s show, Jillian and her mother, Maria, speak to Anderson about the impact of this horrific act of bullying.
“It makes you feel so vulnerable,” says Maria. “You shouldn’t have to worry about this happening in class... during a biology exam.”
She continues, “I never would have expected this... had I not seen it.” Seeing the brutal attack on video, which was documented by Jillian’s classmate, Tommy, is now something she is glad was captured. “I am grateful because it gives us an opportunity to speak out about this,” says Maria.
After the attack, Jillian insisted to her mother that she stay at the Chicago public school.
“I wanted to show people that I was okay and that I wasn’t hiding out because of what happened,” says the brave girl.
Take a look at the clip from the show...
If you are concerned your child is being bullied, please visit StopBullying.gov.