CREATED Oct. 18, 2013
DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A group of 23 high school students from Desert Hot Springs Alternative Center performed an anti-bullying skit to 4th and 5th graders at Two Bunch Palms Elementary School.
"I know that I was bullied here, so it's good to let the kids know that we need to do it now. You need to solve it now and talk to somebody," said Samantha Jones, a senior at the alternative center, "It could get worse in the future."
She played a bully in the skit, which she admits to having been in middle school.
"I called people names and put people down. It was really sad. I was a really mean person," shared Jones, adding that she changed her life around and now wants to spread a positive message to the students.
After the 10 minute skit, the high school students showed a PowerPoint presentation and a video about bullying and the effects it can have on people.
The school's principal, Jim Feffer, said bullying isn't a big problem at the school, and he wants to keep it that way.
"We constantly work to make sure that we're providing the students and teaching them citizenship and teaching them awareness of what others are feeling and doing," explained Principal Feffer.