Fifth Grade Boys Step In To Stop Bully

“Why pick on someone,” Jack Pemble begins to ask, as Jake Burgess finishes his question, “who has special needs?”

They’re talking about James Willmert, a fifth-grader from another classroom, with a learning disability. Which, it turns out, can get a guy teased.

Jack and Jake had seen it happening on the playground while hanging out with their friends Gus Gartzke, Tyler Jones and Landon Kopischke.

“They were like, using him and taking advantage of him,” Jake explains. “Because he’s easier to pick on and it’s just not right,” Jack adds.

Which is why Gus, Tyler, Landon, Jake and Jack decided this year they would have James’ back.