I was. When I was in school, I was often told that it's my fault that others picked on me or hit me. I was doing something that they didn't like, so it was only expected that they would react like that. There were times when entire groups of classmates would pick on me. Once, in 8th grade, the teacher left the room for something and many of the kids in there with me started throwing things at me. I got a large pencil shard stuck in my arm, even. When the teacher came back, she saw what had happened to me and yelled at the class, then pulled the pencil shard out of my arm. The kids were upset at her, but me even more and I suffered retaliation later. That was one of the few times teachers stuck up for me. I've been asked many times, "why should I send the entire class out to the principal's office over you?" before being sent there myself.