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Stopping Bullying Focus of Town Hall
Stopping Bullying Focus of Town Hall

 

The Clark County School District is taking a strong stance against a growing problem in schools-- bullying.

Students, parents and anyone interested in ending the problem will get a chance Monday night to learn how to stop the abuse. The school district is holding a town hall meeting at 6 p.m., at Del Sol High School.

Glenda Marcos understands the trouble bullying can cause. Her son, Acundo, switched schools this year because he was being bullied at his last school. She says in his new environment he is much happier.

“It starts in the family. You talk to the kids. If parents talked to kids regarding bullying, I think it would be no more,” Marcos said.

Valley High School senior Aaron Diaz says he has seen kids bullied. He agrees that teachers and administrators are important to stopping the problem, but not as important as parents and kids.

“When kids feel loved and kids feel important, especially by their own parents, they usually or almost rarely, see the need to bully others or seek that attention from others because they receive it at home where it needs to be received,” Diaz said.

Diaz will be at Monday’s town hall. He says eliminating bullying entirely will be nearly impossible, but he still thinks it is worth trying to protect as many kids as possible.

“To be realistic, there's always going to be that problem. We just have to come up with realistic and feasible ideas that will help limit the numbers,” Diaz added.