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For intimidated teens, documentary is ‘Bully’ pulpit

Published 03/09/2012, Los Angeles Times

When Tyler Long, a 17-year-old high-school student from Murray County, Ga., found himself being verbally abused by his classmates, he did what most teenagers would do: He tried to ignore them, then went to his teachers. But when Long’s complaints fell on deaf ears, he made a tragic decision: He wrote a suicide note and hanged himself in his bedroom. Long’s story is one of several eye-opening tales in “Bully,” a documentary about intimidated teens that seeks to do for child bullying what “An Inconvenient Truth” did for global warming.

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