EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will highlight an anti-bullying program at an Edgewater school.

Brown will visit Central Middle School on Wednesday as part of Maryland’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The lieutenant governor will talk to sixth-graders about standing up against bullying. Eighth-graders will take part in bullying awareness skits as part of the Bully Awareness Crew, a program developed at the school.

Maryland’s first lady, Catherine Curran O’Malley, also has been highlighting bullying awareness this week. Gov. Martin O’Malley has an event scheduled for Thursday at Urbana Middle School in Frederick County.

During the 2009-2010 school year in Maryland, a total of 3,318 incidents of bullying were reported, an increase of 2,132 over the previous year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Rhonda Baker says:

    What about an antiBullying prevention in place at all schools. How about California where my son was bullied everyday. My husband and I parked and watched thse kids por juice from their juice box all over my sons backback. It was just a net back so liquid soaked his books. The walked and bullied him every day. The school thought it was something My son must be doing. We need 0 tollerance. They can get expelled and continue their education somewhere else. I know a boy hung himelf in the tree at his home, Because he was being bullied. We need to do more.

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