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Harold has been harassing Carla since the two of them were in kindergarten. When he pushed her in the gravel, she told her teacher; who just smiled and said, “That means he likes you.”
In middle school, Harold tried to kiss Carla in the park. She pushed him away and he slapped her face. She tried to tell her mom, but mom was passed out on the couch.
In high school, he raped her in the locker room, but police said, “Your word against his.”
Tonight Carla sits in Harold’s favorite bar with a .38 in her purse, waiting.
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