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Preble High School students fight bullying

Find out how students are fighting bullying
GREEN Bay, Wis. (WFRV)--As part of Anti-Bullying month, one local school is teaming up with the U.S. army to fight bullying.

66 percent of youth say they’ve been teased at least once a month-that’s according to recent bullying statistics.

“Bullying is a national problem,” said Kelly Rowe, Preble High School Social Worker.

But here at Preble High School, they’re trying to fix that statistic by teaming up with the U.S. Army and address bullying problems.

“We really use this event as kind of as kind of a call to action for our students and really encourage them to stand up against bullying,” Rowe said.

“I was bullied for a very long time,” Kaylee Piece, a Preble High School Sophomore tells Local 5 News.

Piece is one of three students who shared her personal story with classmates.

Her incident made her become anorexic.

“The first day of school I was called fat and ugly and I got pushed off the monkey bars and had wood chips thrown at me,” Pierce said.

6 out of 10 American teens say they’ve witnessed bullying once a day.  Part of Wednesday’s message was to encourage students to report it.  “If you see something, say something.”

“Even if they’re not necessarily the one being victimized but if they see someone being the victim of bullying to step in and say something rather than look the other way,” said
Rowe.

That’s a message that hit home for many students.

“I just want to put a stop to it because it’s not right or fair.  Everybody should be treated equally,” said Arial Smith, a Preble High School Student.

Research shows bullying stops when victims report it to adults in authority positions—one more reason to tell someone.

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