She seems cool to me.
High school and (worse) lower grade school ARE hell, for anyone different.
Thera (a character of mine) would identify with this scenario-- the jokes, the bullying, etc.
Only thing is: Thera responded to all that by beating the snot out of the other classmates,
her school days weren't very happy!
Upon expulsion, she learned to fight, and live up to her Family Heritage (Barbarians don't need
a degree anyway, except in the school hard knocks! ).