Back row from left, Brian Taylor, assistant principal at Zia Intermediate School, Nancy Husselman of the Artesia Drug and Crime Coalition, Kirra Thurman, Kristin Bruton, Kailey Williams, Elora Gibson, Lowell Irby, John Ross Null of the Artesia Public Schools Board of Education, front row from left, Rosie Brown, Bailey Callaway, Lexi Poe and Ashley Beasley stand with Mayor Phillip Burch Wednesday afternoon at City Hall as he declares October 2013 as Bullying Prevention and Education Month in Artesia. “The Artesia Public Schools administration appreciates the Artesia Drug and Crime Coalition and the community’s efforts to work with us to recognize the problems of bullying and help us to resolve the issues when they do arise,” said Null. “We are hopeful that this proclamation will help us better prevent bullying situations and that it will help us become more sensitive to the bullying issues,” said Taylor. “Children in the Make a Difference (MAD) program will wear buttons to support the cause,” said Husselman. “Parents are encouraged to check their children’s cell phones and computers. Children must understand that bullying is a crime. It will be a felony on their record at an early age, and that will change their life. Bullying must stop.”  Grace Miller – Daily Press

Back row from left, Brian Taylor, assistant principal at Zia Intermediate School, Nancy Husselman of the Artesia Drug and Crime Coalition, Kirra Thurman, Kristin Bruton, Kailey Williams, Elora Gibson, Lowell Irby, John Ross Null of the Artesia Public Schools Board of Education, front row from left, Rosie Brown, Bailey Callaway, Lexi Poe and Ashley Beasley stand with Mayor Phillip Burch Wednesday afternoon at City Hall as he declares October 2013 as Bullying Prevention and Education Month in Artesia. “The Artesia Public Schools administration appreciates the Artesia Drug and Crime Coalition and the community’s efforts to work with us to recognize the problems of bullying and help us to resolve the issues when they do arise,” said Null. “We are hopeful that this proclamation will help us better prevent bullying situations and that it will help us become more sensitive to the bullying issues,” said Taylor. “Children in the Make a Difference (MAD) program will wear buttons to support the cause,” said Husselman. “Parents are encouraged to check their children’s cell phones and computers. Children must understand that bullying is a crime. It will be a felony on their record at an early age, and that will change their life. Bullying must stop.”
Grace Miller – Daily Press