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Feedback Loop: Sounding Off About Bullies

This week’s story about a pair of brothers who felt bullied in their schools sounded familiar to a few StateImpact Florida readers. Parents said they had pulled their children from school because of a threat or fear of bullying. Adults said the story took them right back to school hallways where they were treated similarly […]

The Truth About Bullying in Florida’s Schools

Freshman Austin Beaucage has been picked on his whole life. He’s small for his age and socially awkward. But the bullying was never like last month at Coral Shores High School in Key Largo, Fla. “Some senior locked me in a closet in my 6th period and he wouldn’t let me out,” he said. “And […]

Teen’s Suicide Has Florida Lawmaker Seeking Action For Victims Of Bullying

The repercussions of bullying recently hit home for a Florida legislator.  A family friend committed suicide, and classmates say it followed repeated harassment. Port Richey Republican Representative John Legg was moved enough by the tragedy to send a letter to Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson.  He wrote about 15-year-old Lennon Baldwin, who “committed suicide last […]

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