First-ever regional anti-bullying conference held in WC
Law enforcement officials, school administrators, school counselors and even the Westchester district attorney gathered in Tarrytown today for the first-ever anti-bullying conference in the county.
After two suicides and six separate suicide-related incidents were reported at the Monroe-Woodbury School District in Orange County, one of which was attributed to bullying and cyber-bullying, officials say they felt the need to open up a dialogue.
Linda Grimm, who works at the Mildred Strang Middle School, says that she not only hoped to learn more about bullying at the conference, but to also come away with information that not only would help her school, but any school. "It's tragic that any child would take his life, and for the reason, cyber-bullying."
The seminar was sponsored by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, the Student Assistance Services Corporation, Southern Westchester BOCES, the Westchester Community Foundation, the Journal News and Hazelden.
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