Tina liked schooluntil eighth grade. Like everyone else around her, she was trying to find her place in an insecure world. Her parents were having marital problems, her brother was being bullied by a bunch of boys who apparently had nothing better to do. She often went to Mickey's defense. Stress was overwhelming her. One day when the teacher left the classroom another girl told Tina to shut up. she stood up, turned to face the girl and answered, "Wanna make me?" One of the guys defused the situation without either girl losing face and everyone moved up to high school.