This morning as I read the article on Ashlynn Conner (the 10 y/o girl from downstate Illinois who committed suicide allegedly as a result of bullying), my cell phone rings. Ironically, it is someone from a local news radio station (at least I think that’s what he said; it was pre-coffee so who knows) responding to an email I sent out yesterday on a whim. He tells me that there was another recent incident of the same sort in North Carolina. Yesterday’s paper also talked of a teacher in a Christian suburban school masturbating in class. As is often the case with most news stories whether in print or on cable, I wonder if there is anything worth listening to that won’t send us all into deep depression. It seems hard to find. When I realized that I was witnessing one right in front of me, I spontaneously decided to share it. I have no experience in media and my attempt at creating a press release would probably make Marian and Christine hang their heads in shame. But I thought the story was too good not to share and that people might welcome something positive out of all the usual negativity.
Local School’s Anti-Bullying Campaign