Halsey Parkerson, Bullied, Gets Support From 100 People to Get Apology From Bully

October 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Halsey Peterson, a Salem, Oregon student who was bullied, got support from 100 people thanks to his aunt, which prompted the bully to apologize to him.

Parkerson’s aunt posted on her Facebook after she overheard the bully telling her nephew that he doesn’t have any friends, and no one cares, reported KATU

She talked to Halsey about it, and he said that it happens all the time.

So she posted on Facebook, asking people to come to the school–South Salem High School–to support him, and about 100 people came, some from as far away as Vancouver.

“It’s just unbelievable,” Halsey said. “I now know whenever I get bullied I’ll raise my head up and say, ‘Sorry, I have too many friends to think I’m being bullied.'”

Halsey told KATU that people who are being bullied shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help.

“If you’re being bullied, stand up and express yourself,” he said.

The bully, who was not identified, saw the support, and told Halsey “I apologize. I apologize. I take it back.”


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