School Is In- Bullying Is Out

by Danielle Cotterman on August 29, 2011 at 2:52 am

Class is in session for the City of Zanesville and the word is out – bullying will not be tolerated.

Zanesville Middle School is now the home to more than 500 Seventh and Eighth graders from both the north and south end of town. Students from Grover Cleveland and Roosevelt Middle School have come together under one roof. Principal Kacey Cottrill has addressed parent concerns with a newly developed "anti-bulling pact."

"It’s a tough age," said Cottrill. "There’s going to be incidents of arguments and things like that but hopefully it’s not a North-South idea."

Cottrill said Zanesville Schools have dealt with bullying issues in the past but nothing he believes to be out of the ordinary. Cyber Bullying is a growing concern facing all schools- as well as one facing Zanesville.

"We don’t really monitor Facebook," said Cottrill. "But if something happens with school we can certainly react to that and hopefully take care of that."

Facebook is blocked on all school computers but can still be accessed through student cell phones. Students are allowed to use their cell phones during lunch-time hours.