Local schools put on pink to stand up to bullying

Local schools put on pink to  stand up to bullying
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Every year on Feb. 24 students and staff in schools across the country participate in Pink Shirt Day, an event to raise awareness about bullying.
The campaign was started in 2007 when two students at a Nova Scotia high school organized a protest after a boy in Grade 9 was bullied by students for wearing a pink shirt. David Shepherd, Travis Price and a group of classmates headed to a discount store and picked up 50 pink tank tops, encouraging all the boys in school to wear them.
Many of the schools in the Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) participate in Pink Shirt Day, including ADS Elementary School, seen here. Richmond Regional posted a video on Facebook talking about bulllying, and Massey-Vanier encouraged students and staff to wear pink and then organized a pink shirt scavenger hunt, where students had to search for as many people wearing pink shirts as they could at the school.

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