Local school leaders are reacting to the first statewide assessment of bullying at public schools. The report stated that there were more than 9,000 cases of bullying during last school year in Indiana.
Of the more than 9,000 bullying cases in Indiana last year, 44 percent were verbal incidents, 21 percent physical and the rest were electronic threats and social shunning.
“There’s 9,000 incidents and there’s a million kids all across the state. In the whole realm of things, that’s a pretty small number. It does not mean it’s not serious for the victim that’s going through it,” said Chris Himsel, Superintendent of Northwest Allen County School District.