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Students stand against bullying in Eagle Point

Students made signs for the protest against bullying, in Eagle Point, Oregon, on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

EAGLE POINT, Ore.-- Eagle Point High School students plan on protesting against bullying on Tuesday morning--as long as school is not cancelled.

Organizers said it is not about them, it is about everyone who is being subject to bullying.

Stephanie Taylor, one of the organizers, almost tried to commit suicide.

"In the middle of writing my note, I was realizing, 'oh my God, I just took 30 pills because some person at school is telling me I'm not good enough,' when I know I am good enough," Taylor said.

Body shaming is just one form of bullying she has been subjected to.

"I'm in the LGBT community and a lot of people--inside and outside of school--harassed me about it," Taylor said.

Some of Taylor's friends also have been victimized. Cynthia Watkins committed suicide back in 2015. Students held a protest then against bullying, and now, they are doing it again.

"I'm not going to deal with it anymore," Brie Sunderland said. "I'm done. I'm done with the bullying."

Sunderland is the other protest organizer. She said she has dealt with bullies throughout her educational years, but now, she is standing up for herself.

"They can suspend me, they can expel me, I don't care."

The girls will be protesting at 7:30 a.m. outside of Eagle Point High School on Tuesday, but if school is cancelled, they will be out there on Wednesday.

Further, Taylor created a Facebook page for bullying victims to come together. Click here to access her page.




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