Michigan Schools Face Deadline to Adopt Anti-bullying Policies

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

At Farrand Elementary in Plymouth, the 45 students trained as Bully Busters take their job of eradicating bullying seriously.For some of the kids, who have been bullied themselves, it's a personal mission.

"I wanted to make sure that didn't happen to those little kids," said fourth-grader Christian Strong, who endured name-calling, pushing and shoving in first through third grades.

At schools across metro Detroit, students and adults are taking a stand against the serious and often unreported problem of bullying -- efforts that have intensified in the six months since Michigan lawmakers adopted Matt's Safe School Law, which requires anti-bullying policies in every school district and charter school in the state by Wednesday.

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