Thursday, April 12, 2012

Anti-bullying strategy launched by Guelph Police

Sergeant Doug Pflug’s muscles grew in response to bullying.

The brawny officer opened up Tuesday about his own victimization at the hands of bullies during the launch of the Guelph Police Anti-Bullying Strategy. In elementary school, bullies derided him with the nickname “Fatty Pflug” and made him fear for his life.

A number of officers, a leading anti-bullying crusader and a recently bullied brass bear, all wore pink T-shirts for the launch in front of Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. The gallery’s Begging Bear was pushed over about a year ago and damaged.

The police strategy includes support for Alix Vander Vlugt’s Speak Out organization, and its Pink Shirt Day, which goes Wednesday.

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