Monday, January 28, 2013

Newsworthy: School tells bullied teen to get a breast reduction

A Missouri mother is furious with her daughter's school for allegedly suggesting that her sixth grader get a breast reduction to avoid chronic bullying. Tammie Jackson tells KTVI that her 13-year-old daughter Gabrielle has been harassed by peers since last semester, particularly for her large breasts.

When she called the Riverview Gardens School District to complain about the problem, the woman on the other end said the girl could be transferred to another school from Central Middle School, or go under the knife. "It makes me feel like now you are telling me it's my fault, it's God's fault the way he made her."

Jackson told KTVI. "[The school should] talk with the kids, let them know, you know, people's bodies are changing, everybody's body is different but God made us all great."

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In every middle or high school class there is that one girl who develops way ahead of the pack. What's next? Telling the overweight girl that she needs to take up an eating disorder or get gastric bypass surgery so people will leave her alone? How would you react if this happened to you?

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