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Boy asks Santa to make bullying stop

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"I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help," said 8-year-old Ryan Suffern, North Carolina boy, in a letter to Santa Clause this year, CNN reported. He was asking Santa to make kids at school stop bullying his twin sister, Amber.

The fraternal twins' mother Karen Suffern started budgeting for the holidays early this year and asked the kids to write their letters to Santa now, she told CNN. Ryan wanted a car and a helicopter, but most of all he wanted other kids at Rocky Mount Preparatory to not tease his sister.

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Amber is overweight and has an attention-deficit disorder. Suffern thought the girl might have been bullied but didn't realize how much until Ryan told her.

Suffern told CNN about Ryan's letter to Santa to help stop bullying at schools.

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"I understand that sometimes schools try to do as much as they can, but bullying doesn't have to physical; name-calling and putting someone down are considered bullying to me," she said, according to CNN.

The school officials said in a statement on the school's website, the school was "hyper-vigilant to prevent, intervene and protect our scholars from instances such as this," according to CNN.

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