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Bullying must come to an end

Sunday, September 16, 2012

To the Editor:

Intervention, within the community, such as parents, students and educators, is needed to address the issue of bullying, which has become ridiculous in our schools.

I read there was research done on 37 school shootings, including Columbine, and found that almost three-quarters of student shooters felt bullied, threatened, attacked or injured by others.

In fact, several shooters reported experiencing long-term and severe bullying and harassment from their peers.

I feel that a lot of this community does not take bullying seriously, but it's happening and something needs to be done.

I am willing to help in any way I can to prevent and stop bullying in our school.

Jaime Batchelor,