Principal denies class switch for bullied 9-year-old, deemed “medically necessary”

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey -- Nine-year-old Emma Spektor refuses to return to her fourth-grade class at the Thelma L. Sandmeier School in Springfield, New Jersey. She says she’s afraid the bullies will continue to target her.

“I just can’t handle it. I can’t believe I survived one year of it. But I can’t do it again,” Emma said. “Before third grade started, I loved school. I loved going there. I loved seeing my classmates. I loved doing my school work.”

But for reasons she...

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