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Rodeo Clown Takes on Bullies for National Bullying Prevention Month

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KENNEWICK, WA - Bullying is an issue faced by schools everywhere, and in the Tri-Cities, one rodeo clown is taking a stand.

JJ Harrison is a former teacher and rodeo clown at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

He partnered up with the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo this year to reach more than 2,200 students in the community.

He is taking his rodeo skills to the classroom this week focusing on the difference between bullying and teasing, and being a tattle-tale and reporting bad behavior.

The program helps kids learn in a fun way and qualifies as anti-bullying curriculum in the schools.

"Its a very important thing that impacts our schools and I think we're giving a great message. Hopefully in a fun way where kids maybe take something home and think, I'm going be a little more cautious before I tell my neighbors something negative," says Harrison.

Harrison was at Jefferson Elementary in Richland and at Emerson Elementary in Pasco on Monday.

Tuesday he will be at Lincoln and Sunset View Elementary schools in Kennewick.

Each student gets a free ticket to next year's Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo and a free ride on the GESA Carousel of Dreams at Southridge.

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