posted on October 20, 2010 12:10
Students at Batavia High School today are showing their concern for fellow students who have been the target of bullies.
Almost 50 students today deliberately wore some purple clothing in support of the schools anti-bullying efforts and those who have been victims.
Rebecca Truesdell is a BHS student. She said she’s been bullied, and today’s expression of support is meaningful
"I came outside and saw all the people and I almost cried. All these people care. Sometimes it doesn't seem that way, but they really do care."
BHS Principal Chris Daly said the concern shown by his students comes as no surprise:
"We have such a diverse population here at Batavia High School. People are used to some people being a little different than others. Our kids care, and really look out for each other. They always rally around those who need support."
Anti bullying campaigns have been stepped up in recent weeks with more national publicity focused on the issue fueled by recent gay-teen suicides.