New York Yankees Go to Bat for Bullied Scranton Fourth-Grader

Ruben Hill
April 19, 2018

Jenn Slater posted a video to her Facebook page that shows her daughter Cassidy, 10, describing how she has been routinely bullied by a group of kids at her elementary school in Scranton.

Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and C.C. Sabathia were among those seen in a video posted to the Yankees' Twitter account Wednesday, with each Major League Baseball star responding to Cassidy's harrowing ordeal.

"I might flirt with splitting different guys up (in the lineup) and stuff", Boone said, "but not moving him down too far because he's one at-bat away from getting it locked back in but the last thing you want is him down in the order, getting pitched around."

The video, shared on her mother's Facebook page, had racked up thousands of shares and reactions as of Wednesday night, when the Yankees responded.

"See you soon!" ended the Yankees' video with a smiling Boone. We know sharing your story must have been hard but you showed courage and strength and inspired us to reach out to you [.] We may be older than you, we may be taller than you, but we want you to know that we look up to you [.] You are not alone!

A fourth grader from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Cassidy recently posted a video on Facebook in which she talks about the severe bullying she is subjected to by a group of kids at John Adams Elementary.

He holds up notes saying the Yankees have a message for her: "My teammates and I wanted you to know that we care about you". "We have your back!"

"We may be older than you".

"There's 4 of them and only 1 of me", Slater wrote. You are not alone!

"Kids don't even want to go near me", Slater wrote, ending it with a sad face. "You can sit next to us at lunch anytime".

Cassidy explained what happens when she goes outside to play during school.

Alexis T. Kirijan, superintendent of the Scranton School District, told ABC News in an email that "the district can not share student personal information". Please understand you are hearing only one side of this story.

She then claimed the principal of the school doesn't do anything about the bullying.

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