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  Bullied girl gets 'school phobia'
Updated 25 November 2003, 20.57
Loads of kids are bullied
Loads of kids are bullied

A 17-stone girl hasn't been to classes for 18 months because she says bullies made her develop "school phobia".

Sarah Williams, 15, from Huddersfield, now does her lessons at home because every time she went to school she started shaking and feeling ill.

She told the Daily Mail that she left two secondary schools after being abused about her size by classmates.

"When I went into lessons I couldn't look behind me because the bullies were making faces," said Sarah.

She says she was attacked, spat on and threatened with hockey sticks.

Cigarette ash

Sarah says the bullies even set her hair on fire by flicking cigarette ash at her.

School bosses say they are trying to work with Sarah to get her to restart her education.

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