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Albert Lea Schools holds community meeting about bullying, mental health

The Albert Lea High School hosted a community meeting to talk about what is done in the district about bullying and mental health.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 11:04 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2018 10:56 AM

ALBERT LEA, Minn.- The meeting gave parents a chance to get their questions answered and concerns heard, specifically about bullying.

Sonjia Hill has children in the district and is concerned. "There's not enough being done to prevent it to bring awareness to it and I want to make sure that changes."

The school says all staff are trained on suicide preveNtion, bullying prevention, and emotional well being every 5 years because of state statute...but Sonjia is one of many parents at the meeting who say it's not enough, and more needs to be done.

"I'm very scared. It's one of the major issues that is worrying me right now. My kids see it on the bus, it's at the schools and frankly not enough is being addressed here."

Moving forward, Albert Lea School officials say they will continue with their no bully training, review their National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI training, and continue to have parent and community meetings in the future. 

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