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Okanagan Skaha sees drop in bullying complaints

Local school officials have substantiated just a single complaint in the two months since the B.C. government’s new bully reporting system went live.

The reporting website included in the $2-million ERASE Bullying strategy allows students to anonymously report bullies, with the complaints then forwarded to a school district administrator for action.

Don MacIntyre, the director of instruction for the Okanagan Skaha School District, said that as of last week, he’s only authenticated one bullying report received through the ERASE website.

The incident centred around an argument between two girls, MacIntyre said, and it was investigated by their school, which offered mediation.

 

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