WAUSAU (WAOW)--Students and staff at Horace Mann Middle School get training on how to deal with bullies.
The training is part of a program to end bullying. Students are taught how to intervene with their peers when they see teasing, bullying, and other acts of cruelty.
Organizers say the program focuses on helping the students when adults aren't around.
"It's not the bully police. Again, it enables them in places where adults aren't to take action and make their school a safer place," said Guidance Councilor Sherri Bagby.
The program also establishes "family groups" where a staff member will meet with six to ten students each month to talk about scenarios they've seen and how to deal with them.
Organizers expect the program to get underway at the start of the next school year.
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