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Published November 17, 2010, 06:24 PM

Cooperstown Developing Bullying Task Force

People in Cooperstown are working to try to get things back to normal after a 16-year-old girl committed suicide on November 4th.

People in Cooperstown are working to try to get things back to normal after a 16-year-old girl committed suicide November 4th.

Superintendent Wade Faul this morning he said students are back in their classes but he's positive things won't be "normal" for quite some time.

Faul sent out letters Tuesday to members of the community asking them to be a part of a task force to fight bullying.

He also said he met with Cassidy Andel's parents and the meeting was positive.

They'd like to focus on education and suicide prevention.

Faul said teachers will meet next week with a suicide prevention specialist to get things started and he hopes to have a task force meeting before Christmas break to get people talking.

"I think any outlet they have, to get on Facebook, or to visit with somebody or a parent, whoever, I think that's very important for kids to be able to talk and express themselves," explained Faul.

A Facebook page set up by an Arizona girl in support of Cassidy Andel now has more than 7,000 members.

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