Cody McGauley is a normal 14-year-old boy living in Live Oak, Florida.
Like many teens, he may grumble when it comes to going to school.
But, the reason he wants to stay home is deeper. He says he is being bullied.
"It makes me feel sad, it makes me get angry," said Cody.
"They are calling me names, hitting me for no reason and anything they can get a hold of they'll just throw at me."
Lori McGauley, Cody's mother, worries about her son everyday. She says she has contacted the school administration and superintendent, but says nothing has changed.
"It makes me feel scared every morning just to send him to school and knowing whether I'll get a phone call or not saying my son's got beat up," McGauley said.
We spoke to the Suwannee Middle principal and school superintendent. They didn't comment, but provided us with this policy on bullying.
A portion of it says: "An individual will be designated to investigate a possible case of bullying."
"The designee will then report findings of investigation."
But, this policy doesn't make McGauley feel any better.
"I don't like losing faith in the school."
McGauley plans to take Cody out of Suwannee Middle next year, but hopes their story will help other students speak up if they're being bullied.