The loud speaker came on. "Mandatory meeting for all students and teachers in the gymnasium during fourth period," Mr. Ross, our principal, said.
Tally slid down in her seat a little. She hadn't counted on the principal taking action so soon...
Daniel froze in his excited writing, his faint smile dropping away. He felt his stomach wrench. All the way to fourth period, he felt a knot growing in his chest. A knot of worry. Fourth period seemed to come sooner than usual, much too soon.
Fourth period came. Tally found Daniel once in the gym, and sat by him. They waited while students shuffled in, wondering what all this meant.
Daniel looked up and gave Tally a weak smile. He fidgeted in his wheelchair. Were they in trouble now? What was going to happen?
Everyone settled down and a hush came over the school. Principle Ross came on, grabbed the microphone. "Something has been brought to my attention," he said in a loud, clear voice. "We have a bully problem.".
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((Oh dear. How?))
Daniel nervously looked up at Tally, though some of his worry had smoothed itself out.
((well i was thinking it seems like the prinicpal is mad and we're all gonna get in trouble...but someone on our team told him about the bullying and he's on our team))
((Ah, okay. I'll try.))
Principal Ross cleared his throat once more, pausing before he continued. "I'm sure you all of noticed...The graffiti, the...Bully Cam."
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Daniel flinched a little. Here it comes. They were going to get into trouble, for sure.
Mr. Ross cleared his throat again. "I and some of the teachers have decided to support an anonymous anti-bully campaign. Your peers will, in the next few weeks, have the chance to work out the problem in their own creative ways." .....
Daniel's jaw dropped. His heart pounded. Really? They weren't in trouble? Not even with the graffiti? He turned to look up at Tally.
Tally smiled back at Daniel, excited. "Wow..." She listened for a while and then watched as they were dismissed. "Well...I'll see you later Daniel." She looked ruefully at the doors.
"Yeah, I'll see you." Daniel smiled and waved at her. Today, his smile was bigger.
The rest of the day, signs of the anti-bullying campaign were evident. Better yet, not one person was bullied....for the first few days. But soon enough the bullies would be fighting back.