Midd-West School District have handled such instances and they'd like to see changes made to school policy. The complaints come after 14-year-old freshman Brandon Bitner of Mount Pleasant Mills committed suicide last November after being bullied. Deanna Stepp, also of Mount Pleasant Mills, has a son in the third grade. She says her child was bullied by two fifth-graders and she wants the district to create an anti-bullying program. "We know that there's never going to be a complete stop to bullying, but I personally believe that the school needs to have some type of an action plan in effect to help alleviate this, and the school, they just don't do this," she says. Stepp says other parents shared similar concerns at a school board meeting yesterday. Calls to Midd-West High School Principal Cynthia Hutchinson were not returned and Superintendent Wesley Knapp would not comment. A link to TV Smart Talk's coverage of bullying can be found here."> Midd-West School District have handled such instances and they'd like to see changes made to school policy. The complaints come after 14-year-old freshman Brandon Bitner of Mount Pleasant Mills committed suicide last November after being bullied. Deanna Stepp, also of Mount Pleasant Mills, has a son in the third grade. She says her child was bullied by two fifth-graders and she wants the district to create an anti-bullying program. "We know that there's never going to be a complete stop to bullying, but I personally believe that the school needs to have some type of an action plan in effect to help alleviate this, and the school, they just don't do this," she says. Stepp says other parents shared similar concerns at a school board meeting yesterday. Calls to Midd-West High School Principal Cynthia Hutchinson were not returned and Superintendent Wesley Knapp would not comment. A link to TV Smart Talk's coverage of bullying can be found here."> Midd-West School District have handled such instances and they'd like to see changes made to school policy. The complaints come after 14-year-old freshman Brandon Bitner of Mount Pleasant Mills committed suicide last November after being bullied. Deanna Stepp, also of Mount Pleasant Mills, has a son in the third grade. She says her child was bullied by two fifth-graders and she wants the district to create an anti-bullying program. "We know that there's never going to be a complete stop to bullying, but I personally believe that the school needs to have some type of an action plan in effect to help alleviate this, and the school, they just don't do this," she says. Stepp says other parents shared similar concerns at a school board meeting yesterday. Calls to Midd-West High School Principal Cynthia Hutchinson were not returned and Superintendent Wesley Knapp would not comment. A link to TV Smart Talk's coverage of bullying can be found here."> Parents concerned about bullying in midstate school district | News | witf.org
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