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Carmichael Middle School Wears Orange to Stop Bullying

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RICHLAND, WA. - Students at Carmichael Middle School took a stand against bullying on Wednesday.

They wore orange to show their commitment to stop the issue that torments so many young people. Wednesday is "unity day" at the school to raise awareness about the cause and come together as a student body.

Administrators say wearing orange is a symbol to promote kindness and safety.

"There is a risk of bullying in schools and we want to say as a whole that we don't support that here at Carmichael, that we want to be a place that's safe to come to learn," said Carmichael Middle School Counselor, Becky Thomas.

Thomas says research shows bullying can be reduced when a school deals with it together.

This is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and the school is taking part all month by reviewing what bullying is and teaching students how to stop it.