Raising Awareness About Bullying

Junior high students pushed, shoved and exchange unpleasant words all afternoon.

It's all part of a play written and put together by the students to bring awareness to a major issue; bullying.

Middle schoolers were invited out to witness different types of scenarios, each highlighting the many forms of bullying.

One student says he was a victim of bullying, and wanted to help put on the play to help prevent his peers from going through what he did.

"I didn't dress in the coolest things, I wasn't the coolest person there, so I was bullied," said Ryan Jones, "I finally figured out that I don't need to take it and I stood up to my bully."

"I think it's important so that they could learn that if you're being bullied, you can report it and you don't have to just deal with it," said Klystia Hobbs.

According to the anti-bullying website, dosomething.org, over 3 million students are victims of bullying every year, and over 160 thousand students skip school every day because of bullying.