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Guam schools see dramatic decline in bullying with student-led programs

Schools in Guam say there has been a massive decline in the number of reported bullying cases in the past four years.

They say the number of cases reported has dropped by more than 80 per cent since 2010, from 930 to about 160 cases, after the introduction of student-led anti-bullying programs.

Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School principal Dr Rebecca Perez says the most effective measure has been the Class Council program, which involves weekly meetings directed by students.

"The teacher can lead it but then he or she acts just as a facilitator, it’s more the students talking about the concerns that they may have and again their input is also included when it comes to suggesting what they would like to talk about," she told Pacific Beat.

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BREAKING: Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Filed Against Ferguson, St. Louis For Police Actions

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WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.

In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.

The underlying cause:

The underlying cause:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:

The facts underlying Tracey White's claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.'s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White's claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green's claim:

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Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News

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