Jack Bryar

Hardly the first incident of its kind

RE: “Why we're leaving Bellows Falls,” Viewpoint, Aug. 1:

I'm deeply sorry to hear this story.

I know that the entire WNESU district has worked on anti-bullying measures, off and on (thanks to prodding by parents and former board members like Jan Mitchell-Love), but this piece provides more evidence that what we have done to date has not been as effective as it needs to be.

One of the reasons our town of Grafton sends so few children to Bellows Falls Middle School is because stories like this one make parents worry about what their children's experiences would be like in a school miles from their home. It's hard to tell them not to worry when episodes like this come to the surface. It is hardly the first incident of its kind in recent years.

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