More than 300 Clark County School District (CCSD) employees gathered together in North Las Vegas Thursday to discuss the biggest topic of the day: school bullying.
"You are seeing people being able to post that information a lot more. Stuff that used to occur just at a school site is now being posted through texting," said Brandon Moeller, a CCSD staff member.
Teachers inside the Texas Hotel and Casino were saddened by the news of the cell phone video that captured a New York bus monitor being bullied by a group of students.
"I think the person handled themselves in the best way they could considering there are so many kids in that situation, but what we are trying to do as a district is bring more awareness to people," added Moeller.
Officials with CCSD said they investigate all reports of bullying and want people to know that support groups are available for victims.
"Understanding that there are specific programs that are available to assist, like No Place for Hate, Operation Respect, and Josh Stevens Foundation," said Connie Kratky, equity and diversity coordinator at CCSD.
According to Gabriella Van Rij, author of the book With All My Might, bullying is so common that 85 percent of students claim to have been bullied.
"The bully needs as much help as the victim does. What I see is that we tend to help the victim but we tend to not go to the source of the problem," said Gabriella Van Rij.
This is an issue the school district plans on discussing in its workshop. Officials added that CCSD will not tolerate this behavior.
"Text messages, emails - any of these things we need to be responsible for, as parents, because that is where everything is happening now," said AJ O'Reily, a CCSD teacher.
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