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Dallas Student Who Was Bullied Greeted at School With Cheers Instead of Taunts

A Dallas Police Department Facebook live video recorded Friday morning shows 12-year-old Alissa Wade walking up to Comstock Middle School in Dallas, with a reception line of bikers and police cheering her.

"Everybody kept on asking, 'What was all that?' They said, 'Was it for you?' And I said, 'Yes,'" Alissa explained with a shy smile. "It made me feel good."

The girl's mother, Alessia Wade, said she called her neighborhood patrolman, Officer Lamar Glass, to ask for help with her daughter who was being bullied.

"He said, 'OK, be ready at 7 a.m. I've never seen anything like it," Alessia Wade said.

She had no idea there would be a reception line of cheering bikers to escort her daughter in the building.

"It was a blessing," the mother said.

Alissa said the bullying started when she was in fourth grade. She's a sixth grader now.

"Got my glasses broken, got spit on, got hit with a basketball," Alissa said, describing the bullying.

She said Friday's greeting meant a lot.

"It was important to me, cause I wanted the bullying to stop," she said.

Her mother said it isn't just about kids who are bullied.

"Bullies are people, too," Wade said. "I feel as though they are hurting as bad as the person that's being bullied, and my heart goes out to them and I am praying for you."

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