STOMP-ing Out Bullying

By Giovanni Santacroce

February 14, 2012 Updated Feb 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A local school district is stomping out bullying in its hallways.

On Tuesday morning, players from the group STOMP made quite the noise to kick off the Johnson City Middle School's Bullying Prevention week.

The group is in town performing its show.

The school's week focusing on bulleying is a part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Through the program, JC students will be taught how to prevent bullying in the classroom.

"I would not say that we have excessive bullying in our middle school, but we do have incidents," said JC social worker Barbara Mullen. "What we learned from the statistics, was that the majority of students who were not involved either as a victim or as a bully, they are just at a loss for what to do."

Local musician Jared Campbell also performed at the assembly.

His songs include lyrics that tell stories of people that have struggled with bullying in their life.

STOMP will perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton.