When we look at the multitude and magnitude of tragic events that have occurred around our world, one must wonder if the perpetrators were once bullied and made to feel hurt or alone. Did anger and resentment build up, which later evolved into acts of evil? One never really knows how badly someone may be scarred as a result of being bullied.
If anyone reading this would like more information on this topic, or would like to discuss any specific situations, please contact us at the Oneonta Police Department so we can help. In the meantime, we hope for a safe, productive and bully-free school year for everyone.
Dennis Nayor is chief of the Oneonta Police Department.