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Lee County enlists help from parents to stop bullying

Kids are faced with teasing and taunting in school and online. Lee County wants parents to help stop bullying. At a meeting, a mother said her two children are victims of school bullying.

Lee County held a seminar for parents to learn how to combat bullying Sunday.

“They’re not the same little people they were before when they left the house,” Corine Juarez said. “Happy, laughing, you know joking being able to be who they are.”

Juarez said her 6-year-old son and daughter are bullied.

“My daughter being punched in the stomach, my son being pushed against the wall,” Juarez said.

Juarez was one of just a handful at Lee County’s first anti-bullying seminar, built to arm parents with what to do and what to tell their kids.

“He comes home every day sad and upset and different,” Juarez said.

The presentation did not seem to diminish the anger, frustration and confusion in these households.

“I think it’s time for everyone to start saying something,” Juarez said.

Lee schools wants parents to report any cases of bullying to schools. Another seminar is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Cypress Lake Middle School.

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