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Navy Times Reports on Gracie Bullyproof

July 14, 2010

The following excerpt is from an article published last week in the Navy Times:

"For Dustin Floyd, school felt like death by a thousand cuts. From cafeteria sniping and hallway harassment to the roadside ambushes that left him limping home, Dustin had been a regular target for bullies since third grade, when his family moved to Torrance, Calif.
By the time he was a high school sophomore last year, the constant barrage and his stepdad's deployment to Iraq left him feeling depressed and under siege. His grades were sinking, and he lost the few friends he had when he turned in his tuba and dropped out of band.
"Sometimes it was so bad, I just walked home crying," says Dustin, now 17