Student gets 14 years in prison for NYC school slaying
NEW YORK (AP) — A gay New York City high school student who police say fatally stabbed a classmate whom he claimed had been bullying him amid years of harassment from peers over his sexual...
Anti-bullying and rights defenders among Magsaysay awardees
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five people were honored Monday as this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a South Korean who helped...
Hawaii school board approves misconduct code revisions
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii school board has voted to elevate the seriousness of high school bullying and harassment as disciplinary offenses, officials said.
Lawsuit: Boy, 12, suffered brain damage in bullying incident
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit claims a 12-year-old boy suffered permanent brain damage after being bullied at a Los Angeles charter school.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state report released Monday said bullying, self-harm and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting...
HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Tennessee teen charged in a fatal shooting has withdrawn a court motion to move the teen to another juvenile facility over possible...
FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) — A former rural Missouri Dairy Queen manager accused of bullying a 17-year-old employee who eventually killed himself pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge and won't go...
SPARTA, N.C. (AP) — Organizers in a western North Carolina town who built a parade float built to show support for LGBTQ children who face bullying are banning children from the float because of...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana schools are worried that they don't have the time or money to implement all of the mental health training mandated by state law.
PHOENIX (AP) — A middle school bullying incident has prompted Chandler police to recommend misdemeanor assault charges against two sixth-grade girls.
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents are urging Chicago's new mayor to investigate extreme cases of bullying in schools.
Attorney Michael Oppenheimer is representing four families that are suing Chicago...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman accused of confronting her third-grader's bullies was arrested and charged with disturbing schools.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin city is considering an ordinance that would impose fines on the parents of young bullies after a viral social media post showed handwritten notes that...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County school board has settled with a student after a 2017 bullying incident resulted with her losing two front teeth.
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. (AP) — Lizzie Pettinato didn't want to feel left out. As she scrolled through her phone one night earlier this month, the 14-year-old saw her friends had downloaded a new app,...
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A mother has been banned from a Southern California school after she threatened a classroom full of students over the alleged bullying of her daughter.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio children have the chance to design an anti-bullying license plate.
A contest to create the logo and slogan for the "Stop Bullying" plates is a joint effort of the...
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- Idaho State JournalLocal student overcomes bullying, truancy to earn high school diplomaJune 3, 2019
- Connecticut PostBridgeport’s higher bullying count called ‘real’April 2, 2019
- The SunTeaming Up with Boston Sports Stars to Battle BullyingJanuary 29, 2019
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators say administrators did not always follow district policy when addressing bullying and harassment at a Cheyenne junior high school where racist and anti-gay...
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Teens who want to be a part of a zombie movie with an anti-bullying theme will have their chance at a casting call in West Virginia next month.
Fun meets anti-bullying effort at annual Sikh Day Parade
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Madison Avenue was awash with live Indian music, food and dancing as it hosted the city's annual Sikh (SEEK') Day Parade.
NAACP critical after LGBT bullying at Missouri school
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP is weighing in after at least one student waved a Confederate battle flag while driving through a southwest high school's parking lot on a day focused on raising...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit against the Redmond School District says a sixth-grader killed herself because a boy at school regularly bullied her about her weight.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Advocates have called on an Alaska school district to do more to protect vulnerable students after a group of boys tried to enter a girls' restroom at a high school to...
OKOLONA, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say an Okolona school was temporarily locked down when one parent stabbed another during a fight near school grounds.
AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard has turned over more than 1,000 pages of documents in response to a congressional inquiry of how the service has handled complaints of harassment and...
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- Globe NewswireHollister Co. Teams Up With Sit With Us to Promote Kindness & Inclusivity for National Bullying Prevention MonthOctober 2, 2018
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DENVER (AP) — The mother of a suburban Denver high school student says he was bullied before he took his own life.
The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Greenwood Village police are...
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Two teenage girls in Vermont are accused of online bullying after police say a Colchester high school student tried to kill herself after she was bullied on social...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jefferson County Public Schools is holding the district's first Bullying and Suicide Prevention Summit.
The district says in a statement that Thursday's summit is an...
Students knit for anti-bullying campaign
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After Louis Boria heard about the student knitters of Hartford, he came to Connecticut with a message — and a challenge.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's three-state tour to promote "Be Best" (all times local):
A Microsoft Corp. employee showed Melania Trump how he uses...
State Senate approves school transgender anti-bullying bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate has passed an anti-bullying measure that would require policies intended to protect transgender students in public schools.
Settlement reached in lawsuit over girl’s bullying suicide
HALLSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A mother whose 13-year-old daughter committed suicide has reached a settlement with the Missouri school district the girl attended.
Jonesboro karate studio helps students curb fear of bullying
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Logan Lee says one of the reasons parents sign up their children for karate is because of issues the children have with bullying.
Lee runs Lee's Karate in Jonesboro.
"We had a lady sign up last night for that exact purpose," he said to The Jonesboro Sun.
Lee said the reasons why children join the class vary from issues at home to trouble at school.
Vigil planned for 11-year-old girl who killed herself
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Parents at a Connecticut elementary school have planned a vigil for an 11-year-old girl who killed herself, allegedly because she was bullied.
The vigil planned for Friday evening in front of Cheshire's First Congregational Church comes more than a month after Anjelita Estrada, who was a sixth-grade student at Doolittle Elementary School in Cheshire, killed herself on Dec. 23.
Milwaukee teacher uses ‘mirror messages’ to combat bullying
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Twelve-year-old Jerri Dawson said she's used to being bullied. While middle school students are known for being mean to each other, Jerri said the bullying took a turn for the worse during the weeks leading up to winter break.
Kentucky mother urges school to do more after son kills self
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mother reeling from her 10-year-old son's death says Louisville's school district must do more to prevent bullying.
Tami Charles is a local comedian and radio host. She says her fifth-grader, Seven Bridges, killed himself on Saturday.
Chilean transgender school protects children from bullying
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Growing up as a transgender child in Chile, Angela was so desperate to escape the physical and verbal abuse from other students at her elementary school that she thought about taking her own life.
"I just wanted to die," said the now 16-year-old. "I didn't want to exist, because what they did to me made me feel awful."
Police: Bullying reported to officials before girl’s suicide
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say school officials were told weeks before an 11-year-old girl killed herself that she was being bullied.
Anjelita Estrada's death two days before Christmas was ruled a suicide. The sixth-grader began attending Doolittle Elementary School in Cheshire in September after moving from New Mexico.
Residents detail racist bullying in school district to board
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Members of a Connecticut school board say there is more work to be done amid complaints of racist bullying throughout the school system.
A group of Southington residents, many of them minorities, said during a Board of Education meeting last week that children of color have been subjected to racism from white classmates for years.
Principal suspended after bullying concerns raised quits job
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa school principal suspended after concerns were raised about student-to-student bullying has resigned.
Ames Community School District says Dan Fox will not return to his duties at Ames Middle School and will leave district employment effective June 30.
After being bullied, boy named Trump gets some encouragement
CLAYMONT, Del. (AP) — An anti-bullying organization is offering some encouragement to a middle-school student who has been teased because his last name is Trump.
The News Journal reports that Pennsylvania-based national nonprofit Teach Anti Bullying awarded Joshua Trump the Teach Anti Bullying Medal of Courage at a ceremony in his Delaware home Saturday.
Louisiana fourth-grader writes, publishes anti-bullying book
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Marcayah Carter was teased last school year when she started wearing glasses. Even though she could see better and she picked mint green frames — her favorite color — they laughed.
But look who's laughing now.
The confident Dorseyville Elementary School student, now a fourth-grader, was quick to brush off the comments, but she recognized that other kids get picked on and sometimes that makes them cry, or they respond by getting mad, which gets them in trouble.
First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids’ hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family's collection.
"Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year," the first lady said after she finished reading "Oliver the Ornament" at Children's National Health System. The author, Todd Zimmerman, sat a few feet away.
Concerns about bullying lead district to suspend principal
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Concerns about student-to-student bullying have led the Ames school district to suspend its middle school principal.
District spokesman Eric Smidt says the decision to move out principal Dan Fox wasn't based off just one incident but rather was an effort to improve Ames Middle School.
Jets’ Harrison overcame years of bullying to achieve dreams
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jonotthan Harrison has not forgotten a single punch or kick, the brutal pushing and shoving, the sudden tackles to the ground with his classmates piling on top of him.
There was also the constant and flat-out mean name calling. And all the laughing. So much laughing — at his expense.
The New York Jets center endured years of bullying while growing up in central Florida, but refused to let those painful moments stop him from achieving his goals.
‘Give me candy!’ Viral video leads to NYC bullying suspect
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of violently bullying a 9-year-old boy at a Brooklyn public housing complex.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Thursday that "the child is now safe and the subject has been apprehended."
A video that went viral showed the bully punching the young boy in the face and slamming his victim's head into a wall as he screams "Give me candy!"
Superintendent: Relationships key to keeping students safe
GEORGE, Iowa (AP) — A small school district in northwest Iowa is championing a low-cost approach to stemming student violence, bullying and disconnection — through relationships.
The seemingly simple approach has stopped a possible school attack in Wisconsin, John Eyerly said.
Students reported a teen making threats where Eyerly used to work. The police investigated and found it credible; the would-be perpetrator had access to a gun, he said.