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Governor visits LSMS

Posted: November 5, 2013 5:19 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Miciah Bennett/C-I

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley (center, third row) is surrounded by students at Leslie Stover Middle School (LSMS) during a visit Friday. Haley visited the school as part of a state-wide campaign in conjunction with October being Bullying Prevention Month. The governor asked students if they had ever seen someone teased for the way they dress, look and talk. Haley also asked students if they would be leaders or followers, and stand up to bullying during a brief assembly at the school. She said she was picked on as a young child because he peers couldn’t tell is she was black or white. Haley said she was pushed to choose sides, although her family is from India. She said she decided to tell her parents, leading to a school parents and that, eventually things got better. Haley has been on a “Cool Kids Don’t Bully” tour for two years.


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