Bullying victims on Long Island

Long Beach high school student Maria Krzeminski is

Long Beach high school student Maria Krzeminski is having problems with bullies at Long Beach high school. (Nov. 11, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Four Long Island youths, from 8 to 16 years old, have endured constant bullying on their buses and in their schools.

Maria Krzeminski and fellow Long Beach High School
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Maria Krzeminski and fellow Long Beach High School students prepare for upcoming anti-bully forum being held at Hofstra University. (March 23, 2011)

Gavin Ingraham says things are much better at
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Gavin Ingraham says things are much better at his new school. (March 24, 2011)

Brentwood High School junior Sam Villanueva, 16, says
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Brentwood High School junior Sam Villanueva, 16, says the bullying has stop. One of the good results of the experience, he said, was that he's grown more open with his parents. (March 24, 2011)

Long Beach high school student Maria Krzeminski is
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Long Beach high school student Maria Krzeminski is having problems with bullies at Long Beach high school. (Nov. 11, 2010)

Long Beach high school students Jack Alexander and
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Long Beach high school students Jack Alexander and Maria Krzeminski having problems with bullies at Long Beach high school. (Nov. 11, 2010)

Long Beach high school student Jake Alexander is
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Long Beach high school student Jake Alexander is having problems with bullies at Long Beach high school. (Nov. 11, 2010)

For three years, Gavin Ingraham, 9, was bullied
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For three years, Gavin Ingraham, 9, was bullied as he rode the school to and from Ridge Elementary School. After many unsuccessful attempts to have the issue resolved by school officials, Gavin's mother pulled Gavin and his younger sister Makayla, 7, from the school. She is now home-schooling both children. (Nov. 11, 2010)

For three years, Gavin Ingraham, 9, shown here
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For three years, Gavin Ingraham, 9, shown here with his mother Chrstina Ingraham, front right, and surrounded by his siblings, was bullied as he rode the school to and from Ridge Elementary School. After many unsuccessful attempts to have the issue resolved by school officials, Gavin's mother pulled Gavin and his younger sister Makayla, 7, from the school. She is now home-schooling both children. From left are, Winton, Jr., 10, Gavin, 9, Christina Ingraham, Megan Sharsky, 14, Makayla, 7, and Chloe, 14. They are all wearing shirts with anti bullyng messages on them. (Nov. 11, 2010)

Sam Villanueva, 16, an 11th-grader at Brentwood High
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Sam Villanueva, 16, an 11th-grader at Brentwood High School says he has been a victim of bullying from students at the school. He is shown here at is Brentwood home. (Nov. 10, 2010)

Sam Villanueva, 16, an 11th-grader at Brentwood High
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Sam Villanueva, 16, an 11th-grader at Brentwood High School says he has been a victim of bullying from students at the school. He is shown here with girl friend Sandra Navarro, 18. (Nov. 10, 2010)

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