In Her Own Words
I got to the edge of the school grounds, and he came walking toward me... I kept telling him to leave me alone, looking down. When I didn't react to him, he grabbed me by my wrists and dragged me to his car. By this time, everyone was walking by on their way to school. Buses and teachers were driving up. My last hope was to yell for help... I started calling, "Help me!" He started slapping me. I kept screaming for help. He grabbed from behind and put his hands over my nose and mouth. I couldn't breathe... The last thing I saw was about twenty or twenty-five of my classmates standing within a few yards of me, just watching.
-Salina Stone, high school senior
Salina Stone, They Said I Was "Young and Immature," in Dating Violence: Young Women in Danger 28, 31 (Barrie Levy ed., 1991