For many kids going to school isn't fun. It's a living nightmare. Lanira Tackett, 6, experienced that nightmare when she was attacked by a fifth grade student in the bathroom at her McDonough, Georgia elementary school, according to KKTV. The attack was stopped when a teacher heard noises from the bathroom and came in to help. 
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The attack occurred on Thursday, May 19, at around 10 a.m., according to Fox 5 Atlanta. 

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Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the older student "submerged [Lanira's] head in the toilet two to three times, hitting her head on the toilet." Lanira emerged from the attack with bruises and scrapes on her face and hands, but her parents say she's going to be okay, physically. 

Lanira's parents are considering a lawsuit against the Henry County School District. They told reporters that she's had nightmares and refuses to go to the bathroom by herself. 

"It's just justice for Lanira. It's going to cost us a lot of money, counseling, family counseling. It's going to be a lot of expenses. This isn't something that's going to e over in a month or two. This is going to e something my family has to deal with probably for a while, Jeremy Tackett told Fox 5 Atlanta. 

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The older student was removed from the school and charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault and battery, according to KKTV

Fox 5 Atlanta reported that Lanira's parents are pulling her and her siblings out of the school following the attack.  "You send your kids to school to get an education, they should not have to worry about getting pulled into the bathroom and getting pummeled by somebody almost twice their age," Tackett told reporters, according to KKTV. 

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Many people took to the comments sections of the story to express their concern for Lanira and the way school districts handle bullying. Some people questioned why there wasn't a monitor in the bathroom, while others cried out against increasing violence in the school. 

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One out of every four students report that they have been bullied at least once, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. And, they estimate that only 64 percent of students actually report bullying incidents. The NBPC said that prevention programs helped reduce bullying by up to 25 percent. 


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The National Bullying Prevention Center says that there are many ways people can help eliminate bullying including:

-Intervening when you see someone being bullied
-Listening when a student complains about a bully
-Check in frequently with the victim frequently to make sure the bullying has stopped