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Katy Butler, 17, a high school student, from Ann Arbor, Mich., poses by the petitions she delivered to the Motion Picture Association of America, Wednesday March 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. Butler is urging the MPAA to change the "R" rating to a "PG" for the "Bully" film. With her petition, Butler said that she was speaking out for all students who suffer every day from bullying. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Katy Butler, 17, a high school student, from Ann Arbor, Mich., poses by the petitions she delivered to the Motion Picture Association of America, Wednesday March 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. Butler is urging the MPAA to change the "R" rating to a "PG" for the "Bully" film. With her petition, Butler said that she was speaking out for all students who suffer every day from bullying. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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