Originally posted on CBS Miami:

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Recent bullying statistics show about 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.

About 2.7 million students are bullied every year, 71% of them report it as an ongoing problem.

13-year-old Carlos Armstrong is one of them. He was reunited with his mother Tuesday evening after running away from home Saturday, he says, because he was being bullied at school and didn’t want to have to go back to class.

“They were hitting me and talking bad words to me,” Armstrong said.

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“There were these three kids that would not stop bothering him at all times and they threatened they were going to kill him and he was so scared,” said Armstrong’s mother, Rebeca Castillo.

Miami Dade School officials say those three students have since been suspended and have not returned to school.

Police say Carlos was missing…

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