Hawkins Elementary hosts anti-bullying rally

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.

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