Video of Bullying Allegations in Fosston Goes Viral, Sparks Debate

Updated: 05/09/2014 10:00 PM
Created: 05/09/2014 8:38 PM
By: Cassie Hart

A Minnesota girl's reaction to bullying on her school bus has gone viral on social media.

Eight-year-old Anna Cymbaluk's mom posted video of her daughter and son describing the bullying Anna experienced on the way to and from school. They live in Fosston, Minn., which is west of Bemidji.

Anna’s mom put the video on Facebook because she said the school wasn't doing enough to stop the bullies.

They say the video was shared more than 36,000 times before Facebook removed the post. Since then, they say there's been an outpouring of support for Anna online.

Before the video was removed, the school asked the mother to take it down. Fosston Superintendent Mark Nohner says they take bullying very seriously and they're addressing the situation.

The mother says she wants a formal written apology to her daughter and son for the "lack of care and concern."

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