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Tri-State Industries has anti-bullying in-service

COAL GROVE — As Developmental Disabilities Month kicked off at the beginning of March, the clients at Tri-State Industries took in an anti-bullying in-service Tuesday morning by Sgt. Michael Delawder, of the Coal Grove Police Department.

“I explained to them what bullying is and how it can affect people,” Delawder said. “I also gave them some other outlets to go through instead of bullying.”

The in-service was broken down into two short sessions with about 60 total clients, where besides Sgt. Delawder teaching them about bullying, he answered many questions that they had.

“I think it helped them understand what bullying is a lot better and they seemed to really grasp the concept of it,” Steven Buchanan, habilitation manager at Tri-State Industries, said. “A lot of times they know they don’t like it, but don’t know what to do about it.”

Tri-State Industries is a sheltered workshop specialty school that prepares for employment in the community.