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1 in 4 North Dakota high schoolers report being bullied

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North Dakota students are reporting more bullying both online and at school.

The data comes from the North Dakota department of Public Instruction.

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11 percent of North Dakota high schoolers say they've attempted suicide within the last year.

That's about one thousand of the nearly ten thousand North Dakota high school students who took the youth risk behavior survey.

It's a national survey done every two years.

17 percent of the students who were surveyed said they'd been bullied online.

25 percent said they were bullied on school grounds.

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler says the numbers show a need for stronger partnerships among agencies that help young people.

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said, "we need to take that same approach with our mental health services and have earlier indentification. More collaboration among people that work our young people in the school setting, in the medical settings and in our mental health services settings."

The survey was conducted last year and the data was released Monday.

Nationally, almost 15 percent of high school students reported being bullied online, 19.6 percent on school property.

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