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When I was in high school, I was somewhat unique compared to other students. I was Jewish. As a student at a school that is mainly populated by Christians, you’d think I had 9 toes. Even though I look like a totally random guy, but I was constantly hearing harmless jokes about Jews, which I didn’t mind since I had a good sense of humor. But there was one student at my school, who always seemed to have it out for me. I barely knew this guy, but he never missed an opportunity to tease me. He was joking about the Holocaust, tell me his new nickname for my family was “Hitler’s unfinished business” and draw swastikas on my notebooks. This behavior was really pissing me off. The thing is, I never punched him, because I’m totally against physical actions. So, I just kept ignoring him.
Freshman year turned into sophomore year, sophomore year turned into junior year, and suddenly I was a senior. And this guy was still going after me. By my senior year, I had a lot more going for me - was working a part time job, had great grades, had a girlfriend. All those factors boosted my self-esteem to levels I'd never felt before. I realized I didn’t want to end school getting treated like this. So, I started gathering information on this guy from his Facebook page. I looked into which clubs he went, what he did on weekends, I even figured out his license plate number. A few months later, my school had its annual homecoming dance. I found out that this guy’s parents were out of town, so he planned throwing a pre-party at his house. On homecoming night, I correctly assumed which route he will take to the dance venue. Also, I constantly checked his friends’ snapchat stories until one of them posted a video of them all leaving the house. That guy seemed a bit drunk. So, I called the cops and acted like a concerned neighbor. I gave them info on his car and that I saw him drunkenly stumble into it. The officer on the phone thanked me and said he’d check out the neighborhood.
The following Monday, he wasn’t at school. I found out later that on his way to the dance, he’d been stopped by a cop car where they found alcohol and a bag with a small amount of pot in his backseat. He was arrested on the spot. I felt completely shocked when I heard the news, but absolutely no one, including him, suspected me making the call. I didn’t see him in class again until a week later. He looked absolutely defeated. He was in no mood to try to be funny and he was absolutely ignoring me. I never tried to converse with him, and I didn’t even feel guilty for what I did. He left me alone and that was good enough for me. It was very freeing to pass him in the hallway without constantly worrying what he was going to say to me. This feeling significantly reduced all the stress I hadn't realized I'd been carrying for years. I was finally free.
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