Linden HS Students Make Pledge Of Respect

Linden High School juniors Cori Knight, Megan Campbell, Michael Greenleaf, Bria Fladger, Anthony Torres, and Edward Mack are pictured in front of the "Stop the Violence, Stop Bullying" banner. (Photo by Kate-Lynn Walker)

LINDEN — Linden High School students have made a pledge of respect. This students and faculty have been actively participating in the first annual “Week of Respect” along with other schools in the state. The initiative is part of the new Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) legislation.

Principal Danny Robertozzi has asked teachers to incorporate anti-bullying, respect and tolerance building, and diversity and pride centered lessons into their plans. Students have been reading current news articles, creating artwork, writing poetry, and completing various other assignments to show their understanding and commitment to stop school bullying.

Mr. Devero and Mr. Gaskins, two Linden High School teachers, created a large banner with the words “Stop the Violence [Stop] Bullying.” Students took it upon themselves to sign this poster with the intentions of making a pledge of respect. The students and teachers are working together to promote a school wide safety net where students feel safe to learn and grow as individuals, according to school officials.


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