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Lisa and Maggie are two of the women who stop to confront the mean girls. "It was a quiet day in the park, and you just see this girl being tormented," Lisa says. "Things were being thrown—her books were being thrown on the ground; they were being thrown at her. The girls were right up on top of her and really just harassing her."

At first, Maggie walked away from the situation because she had children with her. Once they were safe, she went back to intervene. "My friend called security, and then I went back to try to stop the yelling," she says. "I was scared for the girl. I thought they might punch her or hit her or slap her."

Maggie feels she did the right thing by getting involved but in hindsight may have toned it down. "I think under a microscope I'm a little embarrassed," she says. "Maybe I should have been calmer, but it's who I am."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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