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Stop Bullying Mid-MO: School district spends day learning about bullying

Tina Meier spent her entire day Thursday in Hallsville. She came to talk to students, staff, and later parents about cyber bullying and suicide. (KRCG 13/Megan Sanchez)

Tina Meier spent her entire day Thursday in Hallsville.

She came to talk to students, staff, and later parents about cyber bullying and suicide.

Meier lost her daughter Megan to suicide in 2006. Ever since, she's been working to educate kids and adults on bullying and the effects it can have.

The Youth Community Coalition helped host Meier's visit to Hallsville. The coalition is trying to facilitate similar conversations across the area.

Hallsville parent Brandy Tidball said bullying is something she has dealt with. She said she felt Meier's message really hit home.

"To sit back and listen instead of trying to fix everything," she said of Meier's talk. "Just listen to what they have to say, and try to help them that way, more than trying to bust in the school, throwing a fit, just listen to them."

Tidball said Meier's message is important for every parent to hear.

"I think it's important to all parents that have children in school because it's going on here," she said. "I mean it's happening everywhere, but it's going on in this school."

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