Plaistow 5th Grader Tells School Board of Bullying, Gun Threat

Jun 11, 2018

Pollard Elementary School in Plaistow, N.H.
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A fifth-grade student in New Hampshire who wants to stop bullying has told her school board that she's been threatened to get shot in the head with an AK-47 assault rifle and buried in her backyard.

Delanie Marcotte, of Pollard Elementary School in Plaistow, said she's a victim of bullying. She read a letter before the board last week saying her parents contacted the school about it, but it continues. She asked the board what it would do to protect her and her classmates. Her father shared her comments on Facebook.

Timberlane Regional School District Superintendent Earl Metzler tells NBC10 Boston that her concerns have the district's "undivided attention." He said it continues to encourage students to speak up when they see, hear or experience something that makes them uncomfortable.