An anti-bullying rally that will took place in Fulton Friday afternoon with dozens in attendance.
Heather Clark organized the rally which began at 2:00 at Fourth Street Park in Fulton. Clark was among a number of speakers including her 16 year old daughter Corryne Horning who says she had been bullied by classmates since the seventh grade. Horning told CNY Central's Jim Kenyon that although schools have policies against bullying, they are not often enforced because administrators do not witness the behavior. "It's more of less if they don't hear it or see it, they can't do anything about it. They don't even believe the students."
Heather Clark says she decided to take a stand against bullying after learning that three of her children had fallen victim to the harassment. "When you have kids, they're your life, your family, the breath of air in your lungs. To watch your child be torn down by somebody else, is a feeling you'll never know unless it happens to you. My driving force here is to make sure that it doesn't happen to anyone anymore." Clark said.
Entertainment at the event included a performance by
, a 12 year old rapper from the Syracuse area who she says recently secured a recording contract.
In addition to the rally, Clark is putting together a support group for the victims of bullying and their families.