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Bullying assembly held at CSHS

posted Jan 28, 2015, 11:15 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 11:16 AM ]

Jan. 21, the high school and middle school welcomed Joe Schillaci into the school for a presentation on bullying. Schillaci is a detective on the A&E shows “The First 48” and “Dead Again.”

“I liked the fact that I got to see a famous person from one of my favorite shows,” senior Kiana Finstad said.

Schillaci shared stories of his own experiences along with those of high school students who have been bullied or have been bullies. Most of the cases he shared with the students were extreme, ending in the death of someone. Schillaci urged students to talk about their problems, even though it might seem difficult

Schillaci got the students involved in the assembly by inviting them to join him in front of the school to share their thoughts and perform skits with their peers. Freshman Clarissa Snow was one of the students invited to perform in a skit and said it was her favorite part of the assembly.

“When I got to act… that was pretty cool,” Snow said.

Schillaci ended his assembly by asking all of the students and staff to stand up and raise their right hand for an oath.

“I thought Mr. Schillaci did a great job engaging the student body and delivering his message,” principal Brent Harrell said. “His first-hand experiences with the consequences of bullying were very evident.”

In order to get the students involved, Joe Schillaci invited them down to the front. Senior Masha Makarova was one of the students chosen.