Ohio University Lancaster Holding Bullying Panel

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Ohio University-Lancaster Campus students and community members Tuesday night will have the chance to be a part of a discussion on bullying.

Ohio University Lancaster is holding a panel discussion and two documentary screenings, including one produced by central Ohio students, about bullying tonight from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wagner Theater.

According to OU-L Communications and Marketing Manager Cheri Russo, this event was planned because bullying is an issue currently prevalent in schools.

"We're hoping that a lot of students and community members show up for this. It's an important discussion to have and bullying is one of those things that people tend not to talk about. They just hope it goes away and stops. And you know that leads to sometimes tragic circumstances," said Russo.

One of the films that will be screened, called "Stop Bullying Start A Movement", was produced by two Pickerington North High School students.   

The other, a documentary entitled "Bullied", tells the story of a student who stood up to anti-gay bullies and eventually filed a federal lawsuit against his school district.

The panelists will include representatives from Equality Ohio, OU-Lancaster Professors and students from Pickerington North.