Bullying is a problem that extends beyond the schoolyard. And a local task force is working on recommendations for area police agencies on the best approaches for coping with incidents of bullying away from school.
Peggy Cormeny with District 186 says bullying may start at school… but may lead to physical confrontations off school property, or to taunting and harassment online or through text messaging.
Strategies on handling the issue will be the subject of a town meeting tonight at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. The event begins with a free screening of the PG-13 documentary “Bully” at 5:30pm, and then the live broadcast at 7 o’clock here on 970 WMAY, sponsored by Springfield Pepsi and the Illinois Educators Credit Union.