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Granby High Holds Anti-Bullying Workshop

By Shannon Hegy

GRANBY, Mass. (WGGB) — Three short months ago, school administrators in the town of Granby watched as tragedy unfolded just miles away, and they’re now working to prevent it in their community. 

In January, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince took her own life after allegedly being bullied for several months. A total of nine teenagers are facing adult and juvenile charges in connection with the harassment Prince faced before her death.

After reflecting on whether their own schools were doing enough to prevent such a tragedy, administrators at Granby High School organized Night School for Parents.

The Tuesday night anti-bullying presentation included information on everything from Internet safety to suicide prevention, and allowed parents to ask questions. 

Granby High School students also offered information at the event, which is the same information they share with their own peers as part of the program, Net Smarts.

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