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Fernandina Beach Middle School Student Works to Put a Stop to School Bullying

12:31 PM, May 12, 2011   |    comments
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FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- A 12-year-old Fernandina Beach Middle School student is getting her school involved in an effort to tackle school bullies.

Graceann Sparkman said she's been bullied for as long as she can remember and she recently decided to do something about it. She came up with the idea to hand out anti-bullying wristbands to her classmates.

"(It's) a reminder that 'hey, I'm anti-bullying. I'm going to stand-up for my rights,'"she said. 

The seventh-grader is asking everyone to sign an anti-bullying pledge before they can get a wristband. 

In just three days, 200 students signed the pledge. Sparkman is out of wristbands, but said students keep signing the pledge. 

She would still like to hand out bracelets to those who pledge, as a physical reminder of their commitment, but she needs financial help.

For information on how you can make a donation to support her cause contact Fernandina Beach Middle School.

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