FRANKLYWNOW - DE7583 Part 2

DE7583 Part 2

Fishers - There's a move underway by parents and administrators to ban the "R-word" in schools across Indianapolis.

No matter how many times Fishers High School sophomore Maggie Morrissey hears the words "retard" or "retarded," it never hurts any less.

"I hear it, like, almost everyday," says Morrissey. "It makes me mad and sad and, um, makes me feel hurt, because I have an intellectual disability, but it doesn't mean I'm that different. I just learn differently and slower than all my peers."

That's why Morrissey and a group of other students are challenging their peers not to use the R-word. As part of that promise, they've signed their names to a banner that encourages kids to "Spread the Word to End the

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