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Local school takes stand on bullying

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Lt. Scott Moore of Wilson County Sheriff's Department's SRO Program leads students in a "stop bullying now" chant at Tuckers Crossroads Elementary. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

TUCKERS CROSSROADS -- Stop bullying now.

That was the message heard loud and clear during a rally at Tuckers Crossroads Elementary in Lebanon Aug. 18.

Cumberland University Baseball Coach Woody Hunt served as a guest speaker at the event and encouraged young people to not be a part of this critical issue in schools today.

“Young people are under pressure to look a certain way, act a certain way, even wear certain things – or else be bullied,” he said, adding that the issue doesn’t end after high school. “You even have hazing in college, which is a form of bullying.”

Hunt, who led the Bulldogs to three NAIA National Championships, said that every student had value and was important. “God made everybody for a reason,” he said.

Lt. Scott Moore, who is over the School Resource Officer Division program, also spoke to students about his own memories of being bullied.

Moore stands at 6 feet 11 inches in height and said he was teased growing up. “As big as I am, you would think I wouldn’t be bullied,” he said. Moore explained that he usually laughed off the teasing, but it still was not kind.

He told students to be confident in themselves, report bullying to administration and to watch what they do or say on social media.

“We are going to do everything we can to stop bullying.”

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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