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It’s not the kind of letter you would think the secretary of education would get, but Arne Duncan said he gets them all the time.


“I’m being bullied at school and on the bus, and I’m afraid of telling somebody because they might hear about it and do something bad to me,” a girl from Texas wrote in a letter to the Obama administration’s top education official.


“I don’t really like telling on somebody, but I’ve told the principal and [he] didn’t do anything about it. I’ve considered suicide but that won’t help anything; that will only hurt my family. Please give me advice about what to do.”


Such things are happening in schools across the country, Duncan said during a Sept. 21 summit on bullying prevention.