CHICAGO (CBS) — About 300 Illinois schools encouraged students to eat lunch with someone new today as a way to stop bullying, but at least one student took efforts even further.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports Camille Paddock, a freshman at Huntley High School, shared her own story of standing up to bullies, in hope of saving lives.
For Camille, the bullying started in 4th grade, when she was losing her to alopecia areata, an auto-immune disease that causes the body to attack its own hair follicles, and suppress or stop hair growth.
The bullying continued for three years, from girls who were supposed to be Camille’s friends.
“I got messages telling me to go die, and at that point I did want to die,” she said.