Bullying is a major problem that affects children around the world. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 27.8% of students reported that they were bullied in the school year. That number is much higher for students who have disabilities, unfortunately.
While there have only been 10 studies in the United States on developmental disabilities in connection with bullying, all of these studies showed that children who have disabilities have a two to three times greater chance of being bullied, sadly.
When these basketball players at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin saw that one of the cheerleaders, Desiree Andrews, who was born with Down syndrome was being bullied, they knew just what to do.
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