Lani Oram is a playful second grader who loves being creative in the classroom.
"The thing I like about school is that you get to do a lot of fun stuff," Oram told News 7 Tuesday.
Recently, Oram says school has been more frightening than fun.
She says bullies at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School in Halifax County have been giving her a hard time all year.
"It makes her sad every single day she goes to school," said Oram's Aunt, Virginia Oram. "(Lani) has kids that pick on her, and treat her bad, and say they're going to hurt her."
Things got really bad just before Christmas, when Lani says a fellow second grader threatened to kill her.
"He said when Monday comes I'm going to bring a metal bat and a knife and I'm gonna kill you," said Lani, adding that she took the threat seriously.
"It made me feel really scared," Lani said. "I didn't want to come to school anymore, because I thought he would actually bring (weapons) like that in his bookbag."
Lani says the boy made the death threat after she turned him in to a teacher for breaking school rules.
Sydnor Jennings Principal David Duffer says the student who made the threat was punished. Duffer couldn't go into detail, because of confidentiality rules.
Regardless of how the bully was disciplined, Lani's family wants to see more done to stop threats from happening.
"I would like them to talk to students more about bullying, and how it can effect children," said Virginia Oram.
For her part Lani is trying to ignore the bullies, and put the threats behind her.
"I'm just trying to stay away from them," Lani said. "That's all I'm trying to do."
Halifax County's school superintendent, Paul Stapleton, says his school district takes bullying very seriously.
He wasn't aware of Lani's situation, but says all of his schools work aggressively to keep threats from happening.