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Schools’ anti-bully campaign gains national recognition

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dr. Claudio Cerullo, founder and CEO of Teach Anti-Bullying Inc., recognized Louisa County Public Schools on Monday for its district-wide anti-bully rally in late October. Photo by Louisa County Public Schools

When Louisa County Public Schools held its first district-wide anti-bullying rally in The Jungle in late October, it caught the attention of a national organization whose mission is to combat bullying nationwide.

On Monday, the founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based Teach Anti-Bullying Inc, Dr. Claudio V. Cerullo, arrived in Louisa County to honor the school district and rally organizers for its efforts to teach every student in the county about bullying and how to treat others.

Cerullo told those gathered in the high school auditorium that when he saw the story, what inspired him most was the collaboration involved in hosting such an event.

“What you’ve done is amazing,” he said. “No one has brought 5,000 folks together for a rally.”

He said that the school division’s anti-bully rally will be used as a model for other school districts and he would be sharing with others across the country what LCPS did in its effort to teach everyone about anti-bullying.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 11 edition of The Central Virginian.

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