Oak Park Isolation

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Some people today feel that they are isolated from their own community. In Oak Park, Illinois, third through eighth graders took a survey. Roughly 42% of them said they felt excluded or embarrassed socially by their classmates. Another 32% stated that they were bullied by their piers. With all these emotions going through them at such a young and developing age, it can cause serious damage with the way the kids and young teens look at life. With them feeling removed from their school community and friend groups, they may act out in violent ways against those who have made them feel this way. For example, there have been many stories in the news regarding students who bring weapons to school with the intent of harming others. Another result
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