While the nature of school bullying has not changed much since parents were children, the methods for getting the job done sure have.
“I think it’s true that bullying exists in every school,” said Maria Hawk, principal of Incarnation School in Palos Heights. Even though her school had instituted a zero-tolerance policy regarding aggressive behavior, Hawk said she knew it still was going on.
“The kids were just getting smarter about how they did it,” she said.The persecution either went under the radar or took place after school, she said. But its roots were school-based.
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