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Spreading light during a dark time.

An anti-bully vigil is held in Albert Lea to remember a teen who took his own life.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2018 10:48 PM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2018 10:48 PM

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tonight... community members are surrounding a family with love and support. a young albert lea teenager is being remembered just days after his death shocked the school district. but those closest to ..... (pla á mo) believe we all need to be aware of the all too common reason someone may choose to take their life. kimt news 3's brooke mckivergan is back from tonight's vigil to explain. katie á the pastor and his wife that organized tonight's vigil tell me bullying played a significant role in the young man's decision to take his own life. tonight, the albert lea community embraced the family through song and prayers while educating one another about the effects of bullying. "what i regret is not telling him how much i love him enough." one community is coming together "to bring support and love to the family and also to bring awareness to the ill and devastating effects of bullying." to fill the hole "to begin the healing process which begins with the process of grieving and our hearts are broken for this precious family." left in one families heart. "weve had a terrible tradgedy in our community with the loss of a 9th grader that took his own life." pastor marin of grace christian church says the best thing everyone can do is be there for each other. "we want to help this family in this time of need come along side of them support them they have no local family so we've reached out to them and said we'll be your family." prayers were said, "heal us lord from this" songs were sang, and memories were shared. "i remember we would make hot chocolate and watch cinderella on snowy days." reminding us all of the strong effect words and actions have on (every individual "we need to stop the bullying, we need to stop the bad actions and we need to have good actions." because in the end, one bright light was put out by someone elses breath. "im told he had a million dollar smile and as ive worked the crowd tonight and gone to there is a gofund me page for the family of the student, for a link to that page head to kimt dot com and look for this story under local news. thank you brooke. 28á percent of students in grades 6 thru 12th have experienced bullying... and within the last year 15á percent of high school students were cyber bullied... according to stop bullying dot
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