This brave 15-year-old girl created a video to speak out against bullying. She also devised a Facebook page for a character she made up, a 12-year-old bullied girl named "Hailey Bennett." Although clearly presented as fiction, a parent saw the video and called Longwood High School. Jessica was suspended.
Believing that Jessica should be commended for her bravery and not punished, Care2 stepped in. Over 15,000 of you signed the petition to reverse her suspension and allow her to turn her project in for a fair grade.
"Jessica demonstrated the kind of creative thinking and action which will create new paradigms and solutions to long-standing problems like bullying," affirms Jeannie R. "There are frequently many truths expressed in fiction."
Carol L. agrees. "As a retired teacher, I wish I had a student create something so important and sensitive as this!"
Thanks to such passion, Longwood High School rescinded their disciplinary action and Jessica was finally allowed to returned to school.