Anti-Bullying comes to an end

Joelliza Fincher, General News Reporter

Breckyn Root and Emma Evans film a skit for Anti-Bullying Week. (Presley Sanders)

Anti-Bullying Week is a week designed to encourage student to avoid bullying and to show cooperation.

Students and teachers dressed up throughout the week to support the message that bullying is not OK. The Anti-Bullying Week started Monday and is ending today.

“We all have to take responsibility for the things we say and do,” Principal Rodney Strutton said. “My great-grandmother would always tell me, ‘Another person’s bad behavior does not justify your own. You have a responsibility to be a good person.'”

Strutton said the week is set aside to address an issue with the ultimate goal being to help students understand what bullying is and the effects it can have. The week is aimed at having more students feel included by giving them a way to be involved.

My great-grandmother would always tell me, ‘Another person’s bad behavior does not justify your own. You have a responsibility to be a good person.’”

— Principal Rodney Strutton

This is the third consecutive year Duncan Middle School has hosted an Anti-Bullying Week with the journalism students responsible for putting the informational week together.

Throughout the week, students were able to dress up and watch videos filmed by seventh-grade journalism students.

Strutton said the week gives students the ability to take a lead role because students get tired of hearing the same thing from adults all the time. He said positive peer pressure can be a powerful thing.

Anavrin Sorrensen, a seventh-grade student, said she took part in the Anti-Bullying Week dress-up days because she things that the week is a way to help spread kindness and help other students not to bully.