HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Students at one Hattiesburg school are taking a strong stand against bullying. Children at Hawkins Elementary School declared their school a bully-free zone this afternoon, during a first-ever, anti-bullying rally.
The event was scheduled because of a new school district policy regarding bullying. Students chanted anti-bullying slogans and then gathered outdoors to release balloons.
The students also formed a circle around the school to show unity.