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  • Lake Charles Family Blames Girl's Suicide on Bullying

    October 31, 2011 11:58 PM

    Hannah Pauley was a typical teenager. By all accounts, she was athletic, popular and always had a smile on her face. Looking now at the collages of photographs that were on display at his daughter's wake, Len Pauley now realizes her smile was masking the torment. "She was bullied,"... more »
  • Bullying - Talking with Your Children and Teens

    August 3, 2011 8:51 AM

    Bullying - Talking with Your Children and Teens LAFAYETTE - Bullying has always been around. But how people view the problem is changing. Bullying isn't just a problem in schools. It happens in families and neighborhoods. It's even a form of humor on some TV shows. Some people think bullying... more »
  • Anti-Bullying Bill Rejected in the House

    May 20, 2011 7:01 PM

    Representatives in the house give thumbs down to an anti-bullying bill. The current anti-bullying law prohibits"harassment, intimidation and bullying" in schools. The new additions would go more into detail about "who" is commonly bullied. Forum of Equality Field Director, Collin Miller, said "there are a number of characteristics... more »
  • Bullying Stops With Me Meeting in Lafayette

    January 23, 2011 8:27 PM

    More parents, teachers, and students are aware of bullying after a free workshop this weekend. Rosalind Wiseman was the guest speaker at a bullying awareness session at N.P. Moss Middle School on Saturday. Her book was the inspiration for the movie "Mean Girls." The event was hosted by the... more »
  • Ascension Episcopal School "Stomps Out Bullying"

    November 12, 2010 6:45 PM

    Children are putting their foot down, at Ascension Episcopal School in an effort to "Stomp Out Bullying". Seventh Grader, Rhea Kataria, said middle school girls "are like snakes. They will pretend to be your friend and then they will turn their back on you and make you feel really bad."... more »
  • Taking a stance against bullying

    November 12, 2010 9:19 AM

    One local middle school is taking a stance against bullying. Ascension Episcopal Middle school is hosting an anti bullying pep rally for students this morning. The rally is apart of a national initiative to take a stance against student harassment.
  • "Bullying Stops With Me!" Campaign Gets Underway

    November 2, 2010 2:41 AM

    KATC has teamed up with The Family Tree and Acadian Open Channel (AOC) for a one of a kind campaign in Acadiana:  "Bullying Stops With Me!" "Bullying Stops With Me is a campaign aimed at stopping bullying in our community," said Dr. Dena Moore, CEO of The Family Tree.... more »
  • Laura Bush decries bullying of gay teens

    October 28, 2010 3:39 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - Former first lady Laura Bush is backing the fight against the bullying of gay teenagers. She said in an interview at the Women's Conference 2010 in California on Tuesday that all bullying - "certainly gay teens, but any children" is terrible. The former first lady referred to... more »
  • Nationally Acclaimed Speaker Visit North Vermilion High

    October 27, 2010 7:26 PM

    A nationally acclaimed speaker visited North Vermilion High today. Senior at North Vermilion, Stephanie Picard, said "I saw a lot of tears in the audience so I know he touched a lot of kids." Picard was one of hundreds listening to Mark Brown, a motivational speaker, who shares... more »
  • Study: Half of teens admit bullying in last year

    October 27, 2010 6:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Half of high school students say they've bullied someone in the past year, and nearly half say they've been the victim of bullying, according to a national study released Tuesday. The survey by the Los Angeles-based Josephson Institute of Ethics asked more than 43,000 high school... more »
  • Ark. school official accused of anti-gay comment

    October 27, 2010 6:40 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A member of a northern Arkansas school board, commenting on a campaign to get people to wear purple to show support for bullied gay and lesbian youth, purportedly posted on Facebook that the only way he would wear purple is "if they all commit suicide."... more »
  • Teen charged in Mass. bullying case heads to trial

    October 26, 2010 5:26 PM

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts judge on Tuesday scheduled a March trial for a teenager accused of having sexual contact with a younger classmate, who hanged herself after what prosecutors call relentless bullying from the teen's ex-girlfriend and four other students. Austin Renaud, 18, is charged with the statutory... more »
  • Anti-Gay Harassment Prompting Schools to Rethink Efforts Against Bullying

    October 8, 2010 3:47 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying - and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate. The conflict: Gay-rights supporters insist that any effective anti-bullying program must include specific... more »
  • More Stories Of Bullying At Youngsville Middle

    September 27, 2010 11:51 PM

    Tonight, more stories of bullying at Youngsville Middle and claims the principal is not taking the situation seriously. Chrysta Brousard saw the story of Joseph St. Julien on katc-- and she called the newsroom. She says her 7th grade son was bullied in the lockeroom, just like Joseph, and she... more »
  • An Inside Look at School Bullying

    May 11, 2010 6:31 PM

    Schools are a place where a child gets an education and learns important social skills…but for some children, it’s a place where they can’t escape the cruelty of others. "He had to go to the hospital because a student in his class pulled a chair out from under him... more »
  • Bullying in Lafayette Schools

    May 10, 2010 11:06 PM

    The recent spotlight on bullying cases across the nation may have you questioning how safe your child is in the Lafayette Parish School System. Maxine Hamilton, the Safe and Drug Free Schools Supervisor in Lafayette, said "We're seeing bullying incidents with young kids basically from kindergarten through 12th grade."... more »
  • Does your child have a problem with bullying?

    April 28, 2010 11:18 AM

    Does your child have trouble with bullying in school? Either face-to-face or through technology such as cell phones, facebook, or Myspace? We're gathering information for a story we're working on. Please email Katie at with your story!

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