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Ahead of the fight: F-M finds ways to keep bullying at bay

Officer Ben Lesperance, F-M’s new school resource officer, interacts with senior Colin FitzGibbons in the halls of the school. Hiring Officer Lesperance is one of many recent steps the school district has taken to minimize bullying.

Officer Ben Lesperance, F-M’s new school resource officer, interacts with senior Colin FitzGibbons in the halls of the school. Hiring Officer Lesperance is one of many recent steps the school district has taken to minimize bullying. Provided

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On ending bullying at F-M, Kaiser stressed that parents and teachers play the most important role. “The adults have to stop this first,” she said.

She plans on extending the same training she, her students, staff and Officer Lesperance have received on The Dignity Act to parents as well, so that everybody can learn how to prevent bullying. With The Dignity Act not seeing a complete school year yet, there is still much more positive change to be expected.

Caroline Mahony is an editorial intern with the Eagle Bulletin. She can be reached through the editor at editor@eaglebulletin.com.

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