Three Washoe County Schools received the “No More Bullies” award Friday. Double Diamond Elementary, Reed High and Pine Middle School got the awards for outstanding efforts to end bullying on campus. The honor comes with a check for more than $700 to fund anti-bullying education.
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto visited each school to deliver the award. She and Lilli Trinchero, founder of the Celebrate Diversity Fund talked about the importance of treating peers with respect and the dangerous consequences of bullying, including the recent suicide of Boston teen Phoebe Prince. Cortez Masto says her office is always working to stay ahead of internet trends like cyber-bullying and “sexting” as student activity online evolves. For more information about preventing bullying in our schools please check out the links below.