Eye-opening session on bullying

After 20 years in education, Gregg Chappell had never seen anything like it.

“We had a situation with a student who was known to be a bully,” Chappell, dean of students at Whitehall Central School, told a crowd of close to 40 at “Bullying Prevention Night” on Jan. 6. “He started in on another student, and other kids came up and told him to knock it off and said, `You’re such a jerk to other people.’

“He got called out on it, and he was really nervous.”

Chappell said the story points out the importance of bystanders in a bullying situation. “The bystanders are the important ones,” he said.”

That was one of several messages given during the 90-minute program, which Principal Kelly McHugh started by talking about her own experience being bullied in school.



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