Local life lost to bullying; be the H.E.R.O., attend Anti-Bullying RallyFree Access

It’s heartbreaking to hear news that a young man has taken his own life. It’s even more heartbreaking when the questions are asked why? Then the questions get asked what could we have done? Were there signs? Did anyone say anything? Did anyone see anything? Did anyone know…?

In light of the young life lost on Monday evening in Jourdanton due to bullying, the Pleasanton Express strongly encourages and stresses the importance to you, the parents in our community, to attend Atascosa Family Crisis Center’s Anti-Bullying Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7-8 p.m. at the Pleasanton River Park with your children.

“As a community we must come together and provide resources and education on this very difficult topic of bullying,” said AFCC Outreach Coordinator, Shawnene Heather.

“We must talk about this. It’s not something that we sweep under the rug and pretend it didn’t happen. It did and it does.”

Where is it that a child who bullies, learns that behavior from? What can be done to fix that behavior? What is society teaching our children? TV? Social Media?

“We have to Help Everyone Respect Others (HERO). We have to be available to talk. To listen. Bullying has to stop. It will stop with me. How about you?” said Heather.

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