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It's not the scenario the Cameron Parish School Board thought they would be facing. "I would like to say that I'm ashamed of Cameron Parish. They voted to pass the road and bridge and the health unitMore >>
The Cameron Parish School Board is searching to offset nearly $4-million after voters decided not to renew to tax propositions earlier this month. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports while they're set to give it another try, they'll have to find a way to cut costs in the meantime.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:21:05 GMT
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at last six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, Craft said. Accused in the case is 31-year-old JamesMore >>
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, however.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:29:42 GMT
34-year-old Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested. "In this case, in incident to an arrest, he was broughtMore >>
Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested.
Monday, May 20 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:45:12 GMT
There has been a delay in a Lake Charles double murder trial. Mark Thibodeaux is accused in the deaths of Bridget Tillman Pryor and Carla Yvette LeDoux whose bodies were found on North Prater Street lastMore >>
There has been a delay in a Lake Charles double murder trial.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:14 GMT
A Eunice man has been killed in a deadly shooting that left two others injured. It happened in the community of Branch on Sunday evening, near Church Point. Acadia Parish Sheriff's authorities said threeMore >>
A Eunice man has been killed in a deadly shooting that left two others injured.More >>
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Throughout the month of November, I will be taking an in-depth look at bullying. It's a hot topic across the country right now, and that includes right here in Southwest Louisiana.
At KPLC, we get lots of reports from parents about their child being bullied. There are too many to cover individually, so we're taking the time to look at the topic as a whole.
I've learned a lot about bullying that I didn't know. It's starting at a much younger age, and the majority of it is done on the Internet now. One school board official said it's moved from Facebook to Twitter and now, to Instagram. It's obviously a huge problem.
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to bullying. What is bullying? Is it someone calling your child a name one time? Or is it a pattern? When is it time to get administration involved? How is it supposed to be handled? Will disciplining the bully make it worse?
The series has been an incredibly difficult one for me to cover. I was hesitant in taking it on, because I knew at some point, I'd be stepping on someone's toes. And I was right. It didn't take long.
It's a touchy subject with the Calcasieu Parish School Board and the schools. But then again, these are children. And that's the focus of this series: The children. This isn't about naming names, or calling out schools. It's about what bullying does to children short-term and long-term.
My pieces include footage of school fronts. The School Board didn't want me to shoot footage inside schools, stating they could easily be identified. And just because the school is shown, it doesn't mean there's a bullying problem. It just signifies that bullying can occur anytime and everywhere.
We'll look at victims. We'll hear their stories firsthand. We will also hear from a social worker who deals with these children on a daily basis. And then we'll sit down with the school board about what their procedures and policies are regarding bullying.
If you have any questions about any of my stories or about the topic, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.