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Students on Spirit Lake Nation pledge to help end bullying

Young people on the Spirit Lake Nation pledged to help end bullying Friday.

72 students in the tribal summer program spent the day learning about the dangers of bullying and what they can to do stop it.

They heard from tribal police officers and fellow students who have been bullied.

Then signed a "no bull" pledge.

Organizers say bullying is all too common everywhere.

They want kids to know there is help for those being bullied.

Jolene Crosswhite with Spirit Lake Employment & Training said, "We just want to talk about that here. Talk about the effects of bullying and that they're not alone. There's adults they can call and talk to if they're feeling that way."

The bullying program is part of a summer series for Spirit Lake students, focusing on tough issues on the reservation, including domestic violence and dropping out of school.

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