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Bolich Middle School Students Protest Emily Deyoung Bullying Incident

Over 100 students gathered outside the school on Wednesday morning to demand that school officials go to greater lengths to protect students against bullying.

Over 100 students gathered this morning to protest the manner in which a bullying incident was handled between

They also were displeased over a sixth grader, who, students say, was expelled from for 80 days for retaliating against students who bullied him. 

To quell the protest, students were told by principal John Musat that Bolich will hold weekly forums to address bullying issues, said Phyllis Moore.

According to students, seventh grader Jasmine Moore organized the protest and entered the building when school officials began to acquiesce to their demands. 

Several other students followed suit and returned to class. However, about 30 protestos remained outside to continue the protest.

"We're here because the school doesn't listen to us," said Bolich student Logan Larlham. "Bullying won't go away and neither will we."

Check back with Cuyahoga Falls Patch for further updates as this story continues to unfold. 

Editor's Note: This story misidentified a parent of the expelled student. We regret the error.

Principal John Musat couldn't immediately be reached by phone for comment. 


Courtney Moore March 16, 2012 at 09:36 AM
My Name is Courtney Moore and I am Jasmine's mother. This is to any one that feels the need to speak to her and I wont name any names (real or fake) because you know who you are. Any one that knows Jazz knows what a polite, well spoken and kind girl she is. Her and Christina started this protest not just for one student(although our hearts and prayers go out to the DeYoung Family) this was for any student that has ever been bullied who's voice was not heard. It was to make the school and the district aware that they(the students) wanted tougher consequences for the bullies. I am very sad to see the few parents that are putting the protest down saying it was the wrong way to do it.. I don't see you standing up letting your voices be heard, you are sitting down behind a computer and a fake name bashing children for taking a stand on a POSITIVE thing called change. I am very pro-active with both of my children and what goes on in their school, I will be a constant force when it comes to my children's safety in and outside of school. I teach both of my children to treat others kindly, I know they are not perfect by any means, but I will tell you I am sure proud of the young adults they are turning out to be.. In closing I hope to see and HEAR alot of you at the next meeting, so we as a community can come together and help out children's voices not be silenced.
phyllis moore March 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Courtney i was so proud of Jazzy, What she did was an awesome thing if we could get all kids to make a stand maybe they would finally listen. Jazzy is so very polite so if you dont know her then maybe you should take a minute to get to and see what a fantastic young lady she is.
Courtney Moore March 16, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Thanks Phyllis.. I am just so frustrated with some of these parents for bashing these kids and what they did. I don't want to bash anyone, but it seems to me the ones that are agianst what these kids did, either don't have kids or thier kids are part of the problem. I am so proud of Jazz she is a awesome kid and I am so lucky to be her mom.
Erin Kelly March 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Hey that was the best day ever!! we standed up for our rights and almost got what we wanted. but they need to do something about bullying !!!
Logan Larlham March 16, 2012 at 06:46 PM
im happy that there are parents who understand what the kids go through everyday. I am proud to say after the protest the students are watched alot more and there is always staff in the hallways to monitor the activities of the students. im proud we made a difference

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