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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Bullying has been in the national headlines after a string of recent suicides of young bullying victims.

Leaders in Albany are working to make sure the problem doesn't get that bad here.

Wednesday night the Dougherty County School System sponsored a Bullying and Suicide Prevention Summit.

Educators, school police, prosecutors, psychologist, and other community leaders sat on a panel to discuss the problem in front of students and parents.

They want families to know help is available.

"They can always call law enforcement, APD or Dougherty County Police. There are also the Principal and the school counselor, have a conference with the alleged bully and hopefully that parent can get their own child in control," said Ho Chi Lumpkins, Dougherty Co. Juvenile Court, Chief Probation Officer.

Experts also talked about how technology and cyber bullying presents a growing threat and stressed the combined effort needed to address it.

 

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