Home / Education / National Tragedy Sheds Light On Problem Of Bullying In Schools

National Tragedy Sheds Light On Problem Of Bullying In Schools

By

Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old girl from Massachusetts committed suicide because of being mistreatd by bullies at her school. Tragedies like this bring new attention to the problem of bullying amongst kids. Local schools are becoming more proactive in solving this problem. WUFT’s Junior Skepple spoke to one of the guidance counselors at Westwood Middle School, Jennifer Macewan about the problem of bullying and what school officials are doing to prevent the problem at Westwood.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Check Also

Volunteers work with elementary children at the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua  County. Howard Bishop Middle School will provide similar services once the 'community school' launches during the 2016-2017 school year. (Photo courtesy of Scott Monnett)

Local School Strives to Offer More to East Gainesville

Alachua County approved a $5,000 request for funding by Howard W. Bishop Middle School so that the school can begin its transformation into a "community school."