Channel 3 to broadcast town hall meeting on bullying
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Parents, educators, and students from all over the Tennessee Valley will gather next month to continue working toward solutions to the high-profile problem of bullying at local schools.
WRCB, in partnership with the Times Free Press and WTCI-PBS, will broadcast a town hall meeting on May 19 at 7:00 p.m. called "The Bully Battle: A Town Hall Meeting."
More than 100 community members will gather for the discussion moderated by WRCB's David Carroll and Cindy Sexton.
Rodger Dinwiddie, president of the International Bullying Prevention Association, will participate as a member of the panel.
Also included on the panel will be David and Tina Long from Chatsworth, Georgia. The Longs are featured in the new film, "Bully", after their son Tyler committed suicide following years of bullying.
The remaining members of the expert panel include Karen Glenn, Executive Director Hamilton County S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking A Right Stand); Lt. Shaun Shepherd, School Resource Officer Administrator; and Oran Dixson, Student Body President, East Ridge High School