MORE|More than 64,000 Ga. middle, high schoolers report being bullied
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More than a third of the schools in Georgia teaching middle and high school students told the state they didn't discipline any students for bullying in the 2017-18 school year, according to a Channel 2 Action News investigation.
At those same schools, more than 16,000 students say they were bullied at least three times in just one month, according to health surveys. And 8,000 said they were bullied many times, or every day.
In DeKalb County, Lithonia Middle School reported an 18 percent bullying rate, the highest among the schools surveyed in the county, according to the annual Georgia Health Survey. Elementary schools were not a part of the survey.
The gym will celebrate its opening Nov. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. with special guest Atlanta Hawks’ mascot, Harry the Hawk, who will take pictures with the children.
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For Channel 2 anchor Sophia Choi, reporting on bullying is personal.