Essance McDougald, a student at Lithonia High School in Lithonia, Ga., claims she was suspended for not reporting to school officials that she was being bullied, CBS Atlanta reports.

McDougald alleges two female students sent her threatening letters and locked her in a school bathroom. WSBTV reports that the student wrote a three-page letter to her school counselor, but was still suspended for two days.

“Evidently they are saying that everybody is bullying everybody,” Cornelius McDougald, the girl’s grandmother told the station. Despite claims from the school that future sit-downs will take place to try to resolve the issues between the girls, McDougald’s grandmother told WSBTV that since her granddaughter is too afraid to return to school, she is considering homeschooling the teen…

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