Nov 19, 2010 6:35 PM by Shawn Kline

Bullies "Bead" Gone!

It's a pledge many people are taking: Bullying Stops with Me.
At least three schools in Lafayette Parish took that pledge on Friday; it's part of International Stand Up to Bullying Day.
Boogie on down to Lafayette High and it's a celebration. The Mighty Lions football season is over, but this day may have more influence than any football game could.
"High school is some of the best years of your life." Senior, Tanner Simoneaux says, "but it can also be some of the worst."
"It doesn't matter what nationality you are, what religion you are," another senior, Ariella Robinson said. "We're here."
The theme is Bullies 'bead' Gone and Lafayette High is just one of the schools taking a stand against bullying.
"Purple is to help." Plantation 4th-grader Jenna Landry says, "it's the color to help stop bullying."
Hundreds of students like Landry are wearing purple or pink to show their pledge to stop bullying and there's a method they're following.
"If a bully is picking on you, you tell them to stop and walk away then tell a teacher what's happening," Ridge Elementary's Gabby Ketelers said.
Both Ridge and Plantation Elementary schools tell their students to stop, walk and talk, giving children a chance to end bullying- not only in their schools but around the world.
"If you can choose to be right or be kind, choose to be kind." Simoneaux said, reciting a quote of Mother Theresa. "I really like to live by that," he says.


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