LAVACA, Ark. – The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission hosted a school-wide anti-bullying program in partnership with the Lavaca School District.
The event was held Monday at the Lavaca High School gymnasium and featured educational presentations on nonviolence, including FOX 16 News anchor Kevin Kelly speaking on bullying and the importance of being accountable in incidents.
This event comes after a biracial girl said she was targeted by students in a bullying incident at the middle school in late February.
Alyssa Shaw, a 7th-grader at Lavaca Middle School, claims that students shouted, “Rosa Parks, Black Lives Matter, come to the back of the bus, you have no rights,” on the school bus after finishing basketball practice.
In March, the organization held a youth summit in Fordyce to shine a light on conflict resolution and to emphasize the importance of reporting bullying incidents.