Lt. Gov. Murray talks bullying in Franklin County schools
By WGGB Staff
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — After only a few days of having an anti-bullying law in Massachusetts, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray headed to three high schools in Franklin County to drive its message home to students.
Murray made stops at Pioneer Valley Regional High School in Northfield, Turners Falls Regional High School in Montague and then Greenfield High School. He was received warmly in Greenfield and spoke to students about the need to stand up against bullying.
The law prohibits bullying in school, requires reporting it if witnessed and even works to stop it its practice with electronic devices, such as with text messages and on Web sites.
The law enacted in response of the suicide deaths of 15-year-old South Hadley High School freshman Phoebe Prince, who had allegedly been bullied, and 11-year-old Carl Walker-Hoover, of Springfield, whose mother was present when the bill was signed into law.