Report: Middle Schools Have Highest Levels of Bullying in Mountain State
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on July 25, 2013 @ 11:57PM
Created on July 25, 2013 @ 5:21PM
A new state report said about half of reported cases of bullying happen in middle schools.
The report also found that 73% of students who were disciplined for bullying were boys. It also listed harassment, and intimidation as a form of bullying. The Department of Education is planning on creating special programs to address the problem.
Terry George, the Superintendent of Schools for Randolph County, said, "We have more cases of bullying, and harassment that are being reported to school officials now than in the past. I think more students are forthcoming when they feel they're being bullied, and they're reporting it to their teachers, or their principals."
Local school officials said they're attending meetings about this issue as early as August 8th.
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