Red Bay SADD officers pose with Alabama State Trooper Greg Corble after an anti-bullying assembly on Wednesday.
Red Bay SADD officers pose with Alabama State Trooper Greg Corble after an anti-bullying assembly on Wednesday.

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Red Bay students hold assembly on bullying

Published 5:38pm Thursday, October 24, 2013

The topic of bullying is something that has steadily become more and more prominent, not just in the national spotlight but even locally as well.

In an attempt to educate their fellow students on the topic of bullying and how detrimental it can be, the officers in the Students Against Destructive Decisions organization at Red Bay High School hosted an anti-bullying assembly on Wednesday.

“One of the goals of the SADD officers this year is to present programs to the student body at Red Bay High School that will assist in deterring ‘at-risk behaviors” such as alcohol and drug abuse, texting while driving, promiscuous behaviors and bullying,” SADD advisor Dr. Kay Hargett said.

“The SADD officers decided to present a program on bullying in order to deter and eradicate this not only improper behavior, but one that places students at risk as well.”

The anti-bullying program featured guest speaker Gregg Corble, an Alabama State Trooper and former graduate of Red Bay High School.

“Mr. Corble has worked in the role as a state trooper for the past five years,” Hargett said.

“He is very passionate about deterring at-risk behaviors among adolescents and often speaks to different groups not only about driving under the influence and texting while driving, but also about bullying.

“With bullying in schools across the nation being at epidemic proportions, I believe the incorporation of anti-bullying programs and other initiatives will assist in eradicating this problem and keeping our students away from this type of behavior.”

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