Greensburg Residents Take A Stand With Anti-Bullying Billboard

By Scott Sarvay

September 29, 2010 Updated Sep 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Some residents in Greensburg, Indiana are taking a stand against bullying after a teen took his life over allegedly being bullied for years.

A vigil was earlier this month honored the life of 15-year-old Billy Lucas.

Lucas committed suicide after allegedly being tormented by bullies.

Classmates say some questioned his sexual orientation and picked on the way Lucas talked and dressed.

An organization called "Angels and Doves" put up a billboard in hopes of getting others to think before they act when it comes to bullying.

Kim Harvey with Angels and Doves says, “I hope they think to themselves, 'Good, someone is doing something about bullying and maybe we won't see any more tragedies and maybe I can help as an individual. It will be a blatant message to them that 'oh, I’m not supposed to bully and look somebody is getting kind of bold about it. Maybe we shouldn't be bullying anymore."

"Angels and Doves" officials hope to add billboards across the country and have programs in schools nationwide.




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