District tackles bullying

In the fall of 2013, Wapakoneta City Schools did what many other schools across the U.S. are attempting to do nowadays — establish a way to curtail bullying in the district.

Part of this initiative came in the form of a new texting service that allows people to anonymously report any incident involving bullying among students.

The idea sprang from various meetings of the bullying committee, an organization made up of parents, teachers and administrators  that formed in the spring of 2012.

“We wanted a way for people to communicate with us about potential bullying,” WCS Superintendent Keith Horner said. “People are often hesitant to report it, and this is just one additional way to try to give people an avenue to report something if they aren’t comfortable doing it on their own.”

For the full story, see the Monday, Feb. 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.