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Fam Sez Sheriff Bullied On Facebook

Family members of a Moscow man are accusing law enforcement of bullying after the man killed himself over the weekend. Andrew Cain, 19, committed suicide on Sunday. His death came one day after the Latah County Sheriff’s Office posted a Facebook comment about Cain. See the post below. The comment read: “We have decided that Andrew Cain is no longer the Wanted Person of the Week… he is the Wanted Person of the Month of June. Congratulations!” Loved ones told KREM 2 News in Spokane that Cain was bullied by law enforcement/KREM2 & KTVB. More here.

Question: Do you consider what the sheriff's department did to be bullying?

Task Force Targets CSD Bullying

“You're gay.” Coeur d'Alene middle school principals told members of the school district's new Anti-Bullying Task Force on Tuesday that the phrase is the most common statement students in grades six to eight sling at one another as a form of derision. The 32-member task force is part of the school district's renewed effort to combat bullying. Tuesday's gathering in the school district's Midtown Center meeting room was the group's first official meeting since school members called for the formation of the task force on March 4. It was formed in response to an outcry from parents who told the board in February that school officials and teachers aren't doing enough to protect their children from bullies/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Maureen Dolan Press photo: Assumptions made about bullying line the walls and doors at Coeur d'Alene School District's Midtown Center.)

Question: Do you appreciate the fact that the School District is taking the problem with bullying seriously?

Prep Footballers Booted For Bullying

Item: 7 Glacier High/Kalispell football players kicked off team for bullying/Jesse Davis, Daily Inter Lake

More Info: Two recent incidents involving Glacier High School students resulted in a total of seven suspensions, according to Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent Darlene Schottle. One of the incidents involved several members of the school’s ninth-grade football team. “It was determined that in a freshmen football bus on the way home from a game there were some students involved in some harrassment/bullying/intimidation-type of action,” Schottle said Wednesday.

Question: Do North Idaho coaches/administrators do a good job doling out punishment to players when they violate team rules?

Bennett: Bullying Rampant In Schools

Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Press Press

  • For some reason, I thought this cartoon applied to Idaho as well as Tennessee

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