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September 26th, 2012
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A small town in Michigan is rallying behind a teenage girl who had thoughts of killing herself after students at her high school elected her to the homecoming court as a joke, the Lookout reports.
“I had actually thought about suicide,” Whitney Kropp, a 16-year-old at Ogemaw Heights High School in West Branch, Mich., told Detroit’s WXYZ-TV after she found out about the homecoming hoax. “I thought I wasn’t worthy.”
But residents of Kropp’s farming community quickly rallied around her. A Facebook page was launched to support the bullied teen, generating nearly 40,000 “likes.” And local businesses—including a hair salon and a dress shop—pledged to donate their services to help her get ready for the festivities that culminate with a school dance on Sept. 29…