2 high school students strike back against bullying

Posted at: 01/07/2013 8:52 AM
Updated at: 01/07/2013 10:14 AM
By: Heather Mills, KOB Eyewitness News 4

They call it, "Stand, Stop Threats, Abuse and Negativity. Do Something!" It's about bullying - and two local high school students say they've had enough.

Now, they're spreading their message to their classmates. That's why they're this week's Hometown Heroes. "So many stories you hear about people committing suicide and people being afraid to attend school."

That's exactly why Sadie Herrera and Kaylee Miller are taking a stand.

"Last year APS reported cases of bullying and a little more in our school," said Kaylee Miller, a junior at Highland High School.

As part of a class project, the girls created an anti-bullying video to share with their classmates.

Their message is strong.

"We just want to spread the message to our school; APS; to show that we're standing up to try and help this cause," said Kaylee.

Sadie added, "Show people the different forms and show people that this isn't right." Kaylee and Sadie's teacher, Debi Cline, says the girls are showing their classmates the power of one.

"They must take a stand," Cline said.

"If they don't do anything to make something stop, then that inaction is in fact saying it's OK."

The girls are asking others to join in their stand against bullying. They've set up a booth to collect signatures of students willing to join in their fight.