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LaPorte High School Holds  “Stop Bullying” Rally

by Ed Greenberger  

If your child has been the victim of bullying, you know how serious a problem it can be. The Indiana group Hey U.G.L.Y. held a “stop bullying” rally at LaPorte High School Wednesday. U.G.L.Y. stands for Unique, Gifted, Lovable You. Nearly 2,000 students and faculty members signed what was billed as the world’s largest “stop bullying” banner. Those signatures represent a promise to erase bullying from school.  “We all took the pledge to stand up against bullying,” said teacher Ingrid Johanson-Voelker. “We’re going to stop bullying ourselves, we’re going to stop bullying others and we’re going to step in and assist other people when we see them being bullied.” According to the CDC, bullying makes more than 850,000 U.S. teenagers stay home from school at least once a month.