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By Betty Vanderwielen

Students and Parents Urged to End Bullying, Prevent Suicide


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Students approach teachers and officers to give them hugs and express appreciation for their care and concern. Teachers took the opportunity to tell students how important and worthwhile they are. Chief Deputy Coroner Jace Dicken said it was a very emotional event. He said, "There wasn't a dry eye in the place."

SEELEY LAKE – Hip-hop music was blaring, colored lights were flashing and three 14-foot screens carried rotating Say Something logos as fifth through eighth-grade students from Seeley Lake Elementary (SLE), Potomac School and Swan Valley School entered the SLE gymnasium Jan. 17. The ultimate purpose was to convince them to say something if they saw or experienced bullying, were having thoughts of suicide or knew of someone else contemplating suicide. An evening program covering the same topic was given to parents and community members.

Seeley Lake Deputy Sheriff Mike Sunderland was the ma...

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