Friday, May 25, 2012

The Bully Battle: A Town Hall Meeting

Get more resources to stop bullying at Chattanooga NBC affiliate WRCB, in partnership with the Chattanooga Times Free Press and PBS affiliate, WTCI, broadcasted a town hall meeting on May 19 called "The Bully Battle: A Town Hall Meeting." More than 100 community members gathered for the discussion moderated by WRCB's David Carroll and Cindy Sexton. Rodger Dinwiddie, president of the International Bullying Prevention Association, led the discussion as a member of the expert panel. Also included on the panel are David and Tina Long from Chatsworth, Georgia. The Longs are featured in the new film, "Bully", after their son Tyler committed suicide following years of bullying. The remaining members of the expert panel include Karen Glenn, Executive Director Hamilton County S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking A Right Stand); Lt. Shaun Shepherd, School Resource Officer Administrator; and Oran Dixson, Student Body President, East Ridge High School. Clips from the Ellen DeGeneres Show used with permission.

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