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Schools Turn Anti-Bullying Bill into Action

After the deaths of two Pioneer Valley students, months of debate, and emotional appeals, bullying has been outlawed in Massachusetts. But schools have only months to turn law into action.

In the Hampden-Wilbraham school district, the fight against school bullying has already begun.

Marty O'Shea, Superintendent, Hampden - Wilbraham School District, says: "People would be surprised to know that most school districts have a fairly strong foundation to work off of, you know, we're not going to building bullying prevention programs from ground zero."

LifeSkills Training is a program for teachers to reduce violence in schools, granted to the district through the Safe Schools/ Healthy Students program.

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