She was sitting in the counselor's office. Her best friend, a few other eight graders, and a seventh grader were sitting on the couch with her. They were waiting for the principal. They hadn't done anything wrong, they were the ones who had been wronged. A bully had targeted each one of them at different points in the school year and the most frequent targets happened to be her and her best friend. Finally, they decided enough was enough. The bullying was verbal for most of them. However, recently the bully had started physically shoving and hitting her and her best friend. They even had the bruises to prove it. The principal came in and they explained what had happened. They started with the verbal bullying, which may seem like nothing but it was terrible. Then, they started talking about the physical violence. It was awful, but when she saw the principal's facial expression, she couldn't help herself. She burst out laughing, even though she knew she shouldn't have.