People can be mean for no real reason. They can be looking for a laugh, but then it becomes at someone else's expense. Even light teasing can really hurt someone — but it will get brushed off as a joke and that it was never meant to harm. One girl ended up as the brunt of a joke that she wasn't supposed to find out about. But she did and she was greatly hurt by it. She could have lashed out and fought fire with fire, but took the high road instead. In the end, she turned a bad situation into something we can all learn from.

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Lynelle Cantwell was in her last year of high school.

Thinking she’d made it out of the worst of bullying and teasing, she was in for a surprise.
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She found out that some boys from her math class had started a poll on ask.fm.

The question? Who’s the ugliest girl in the school?
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And Lynelle’s name was sitting in fourth place.

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