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LGBT Students in Wicomico County Complain of Bullying

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LGBT high school students in the Wicomico County are calling on the district to protect them from bullying.

During the board meeting on May 9th .two students told the members that other students taunt them and that there is a belief that school administrators at James M. Bennett High School do not take this seriously.

At the meeting Superintendent Donna Hanlin pledged to work with the students and pass their complaints on in dealing with the school system’s policy against bullying.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that at the meeting Hanlin also stepped away to talk with the students.

Hanlin said in a statement on May 12th she wanted to ensure that all students have a safe and secure environment when they come to school each day.  

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.