Reported Bullying Incident Sparks Discussion

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 9/05/2012 6:22 pm
Police say a Lexington student tried to take his own life as a result of a reported bullying incident.

Officers say Antoine Young, 18, video-taped the assault of a Tates Creek High School student by another teen.

Police say Young then stole the victim's shoes and backpack.

The reported incident opens the question: why do instances of bullying keep happening? And how can they be stopped?

School administrators say the question lies with the kids themselves...with stepping up the the plate and setting the example for others.

Fayette County Public Schools are making strides to teach educators and students alike how to spot bullying situations; what to do when they happen.

But, say administrators, people have to take it with them outside of the schools--bullying doesn't just happen near lockers and books.

And they stress that the incidents aren't black and white--there are areas of gray, too. Today's reported victim could be tomorrow's bully (and vice-versa).

Which is why administrators say any kind of harassment shouldn't be tolerated.
Share
Most Popular
KSP Makes Large Drug Bust In Laurel County
The Kentucky State Police issued arrest warrants for eighteen people for illegal drug activity.
2014 36 Blitz: Rockcastle Co. Rockets
The boys in Mount Vernon will look to replace quarterback Corey McPhetridge this season. Video Video
Deputies: Man Badly Beaten, Buried Alive In Rockcastle County
The Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office said a man brutally beat a coworker, then buried him alive.
Woman Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Couple
Tiffany Whitaker is accused of stealing close to $1,000 for a couple she was working for as a caregiver.
Police Ask For Your Help In Georgetown Gas Station Robbery
Georgetown Police said they are searching for a suspect who robbed a Shell gas station around one Tuesday morning. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.