Indianapolis School District Takes On Bullying

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One central Indiana school district is trying to stop bullying with a program that’s gaining recognition across the country.

The Washington Township School District has become the first one in the state to adopt a districtwide anti-bulling campaign by tapping a nationally recognized expert to spearhead the program.

With 930 students, Westlane Middle School is a melting pot of races and religions, which could create a cultural storm for students from different backgrounds, RTV6's Jack Rinehart reported.

Students and teachers learned on Monday how to recognize different forms of bullying and words that can inflict pain and hurt.

"Some friends of mine have (been bullied) because they come from different religions and races. Some of them have accents, and they get made fun of for that," sixth-grader Sammy Lee said.

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