• 13-year-old says bullying won't stop

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A 13-year-old Kennesaw girl said she is the victim of bullies at school nearly every day, and nothing is being done about it.

    "They throw water on me. They call me racial and sexual names, and I just don't want to go to school anymore," she said.

    Her mother, Jo Soto Juarez, said one of her classmates posted a picture on the Internet of the girl with a caption of a sexual act just last week.

    Juarez said she's tried to work with school officials to solve the problems at McCleskey Middle School, but nothing seems to change.

    "We've always told our children to have pride, and my daughter's self-esteem, they've broken here," she said.

    The school principal, Claire Lyons, said they have worked with the family to solve the issues. One of the boys accused of bullying the girl was transferred to another school, and the school continues to investigate all issues, but the family feels not enough is being done, and they want to transfer schools. 

    "We have to do something. Her self-esteem is already suffered, and I don't know how much more of this she can take," Juarez said.

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