WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – As part of National Anti-bullying Month, local students recently did something a little different to help stop bullying – they made a music video.
The move comes just days after a Connecticut 12-year-old was arrested for bullying. Authorities say she was relentlessly picking on a 13-year-old female classmate at a private middle school.
According to investigators, the victim was taunted, harassed and pushed.
Police finally stepped in Tuesday after they say the victim told her parents she was contemplating suicide.
Students at Myrtle Grove Middle School say they understand what a serious problem bullying is, noting that bullying isn't just a national problem -- it's also something they see happening in their own school.
So to make their music video, they got the whole school involved. Everyone made signs, lined the halls, sang and even shouted to make sure their message got across.
"We realize a lot of kids suffer from bullying across America, and we think it's important to show people that we need to stop bullying," said student Ashley Massengill.
After it's edited, the music video will air on Tuesday on the school's newscast.
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