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Girl's anti-bullying plea gets support from Hugh Jackman

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl's video appeal to stop bullying is getting support from around the world, including from "The Wolverine" actor Hugh Jackman. Fourth-grader Cassidy Warner says in a video posted on her Facebook page last month she's been spat on, been hit and had her hair pulled and when she sits at a lunch table other kids leave. Jackman on Wednesday posted a supportive message to Cassidy, saying he wants her to know she's "loved, special and smart."
By The News · 11 of April 2018 21:49:21
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018 photo, Hugh Jackman poses for photographers upon arrival at the 7th annual AACTA International Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl's video appeal to stop bullying is getting support from around the world, including from "The Wolverine" actor Jackman. The video first appeared on Cassidy Warner's Facebook page last month, when the fourth-grader held up signs describing her experience at her elementary school. Jackman on Wednesday, April 11 posted a supportive message to Cassidy, saying he wants her to know she's "loved, special and smart." (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File), No available, FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018 photo, Hugh Jackman poses for photographers upon arrival at the 7th annual AACTA International Awards at the Avalon in Los Angeles. A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl's video appeal to stop bullying is getting support from around the world, including from "The Wolverine" actor Jackman. The video first appeared on Cassidy Warner's Facebook page last month, when the fourth-grader held up signs describing her experience at her elementary school. Jackman on Wednesday, April 11 posted a supportive message to Cassidy, saying he wants her to know she's "loved, special and smart." (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl’s video appeal to stop bullying is getting support from around the world, including from “The Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman.

The video first appeared on Cassidy Warner’s Facebook page last month, when the fourth-grader held up signs describing her experience at her elementary school.

Cassidy says she’s been bullied since first grade. She says she’s been spat on, been hit and had her hair pulled. She says whenever she sits at a lunch table other kids leave.

Jackman on Wednesday posted a supportive message to Cassidy, saying he wants her to know she’s “loved, special and smart.”

Cassidy’s mother reposted the video after her Facebook account was shut down this month. Her father tells the Scranton Times-Tribune that John Adams Elementary School has changed her lunch period and recess in response.