DAVIDSON, N.C. —A community came together this week to raise awareness of bullying after the recent loss of 17-year-old Jocelyn Desmond, who committed suicide after experiencing extensive cyber bullying.
Parents, teachers and students gathered to learn about bullying prevention and remember the girl who they said was gone too soon. Organizer and crisis management specialist Emily Grimes said she knew there was a need for the program in the Charlotte area.
“It’s important for all age groups, and for parents to realize it when kids are being bullied. You know just to realize when someone is depressed and when they’re, when they’re struggling, said Senior Ben Hilse, one of Desmond’s close friends.
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