Newcomers From Central America Face Bullying At School05:20
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Controversy has erupted in August County, Virginia this week after students and parents complained about a world geography assignment at Riverheads High School. (David Cosand/Flickr)
Controversy has erupted in August County, Virginia this week after students and parents complained about a world geography assignment at Riverheads High School. (David Cosand/Flickr)
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Coming to a new school can be difficult for any student, but for young immigrants new to the country, it can be especially challenging. Over the past few years, Montgomery County in Maryland and the Metro D.C. region have experienced an influx of thousands of Central American youth. Many are traumatized by violence in their home countries, separation from family and the stresses of integrating into a new culture. As Armando Trull of Here & Now contributor WAMU reports, there's evidence that some of the newcomers are being bullied verbally and physically in schools.

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This segment aired on March 3, 2016.

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