Friday Morning Zone: Dedicated to Alex Frye
The entire Cheyenne community is mourning the tragic death this week of 13 year old Carey Jr. High School student Alexander Frye. Family members have verified that Alex had been a long-term bullying victim at school and was filled with anxiety about going back to school after the holidays and having to face his tormentors again. While we may never totally know for certain if bullying was definitely the deciding factor for Alex in choosing suicide over going back to school, it would seem to be a classic case of "bullycide".
Tomorrow, we will dedicate our entire Morning Zone "Kids At Risk" program from 7:07AM MST until 9:30AM MST on AM650 KGAB and www.kgab.com to a discussion of Alex's victimization and the school district's failure to identify and deal with the bully or bullies and provide a safe and secure learning environment for Alex. We will talk with Licensed Professional Counselor, Renee Hansen and Attorney John Frentheway both who served on the original statewide school bullying townhall meeting back in May of 2010 and will be joined by Marvin Nash from the Bullying Hurts Program and the Nash Foundation who led the meeting and has worked extensively with school districts and children all across the country on bullying issues. Please plan to listen to this important and compelling program. Call in and participate. Weigh in on your thoughts and experiences at 1-888-503-6500 toll free or locally at 307-632-6500.