ATF agent believes bullies may become gang members

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The University of Southern Mississippi Professional Development and Educational Outreach continues to raise awareness about issues in the community.

Tuesday, the Bullying Symposium wrapped up at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Joel Lee with the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said most street gangs in this area align themselves with gangs of Chicago and Los Angeles.

Lee said they mark their territory with signs and symbols.  Lee believes school bullies often become members of street gangs.

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