Personal Narrative: The Screenshot I Regret

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The Screenshot I Regret
You may already know about this issue, but I made a mistake a couple weeks ago. I was babysitting, and I was very bored. I may not like to admit this, but I can be an attention seeker at some times. I was messaging some friends on Instagram, when I thought I got a reply, but it was a totally different message from somebody else.
Jackson Kobe, a seventh grader, is one of the few people in this school I have never talked to, but the message was from him. I am not going to go into specific details, but the message was disturbing, and inappropriate. When I was reading it, I was thinking, “Man! This is so funny! I have to send it to my friends!” I screenshotted the message, and sent it to a lot of my friends, in seventh and
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I know what it feels like when you’ve done something wrong, and knew you were going to get in trouble. Everybody is talking about you, mostly in a bad way, everybody is looking at you and judging you. This is not the way school should be. If I were in his shoes, I’d feel absolutely horrible. If I go back and think, he shouldn’t have even sent it, but that doesn’t mean I should have forwarded it. I decided to show it to one of my favorite teachers, Mr. McNulty. This was because I trusted him to tell me what to do. He actually supported me a lot, and suggested that I show it to Mr. Burchfield, the principal. By the end of the day, I saw Jackson in the office with his parents, and he looked so sad, and it hurt me. They were getting ready to have a meeting, and I knew by the look in his eye, he was terrified.
This all taught me that most actions you make, don’t just affect you, they affect other people too. Also, when I’m in highschool, I want to have a good time! I don’t want a bunch of people talking to me to put another person down, I want a lot of people talking to me because they enjoy it! I already have a lot of friends that are freshmen, but I don’t want to ruin that next year because I hurt somebody else. I am going to try to live my life to the fullest, and I am going to remember this in high school so I don’t affect anybody else in a bad
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