Moorhead Middle School students perform on the topic of bullyingWahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - Middle School students from Moorhead are performing on stages across the Red River Valley, tackling the topic of bullying.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - Middle School students from Moorhead are performing on stages across the Red River Valley, tackling the topic of bullying.
Their performance in Wahpeton comes in the midst of a bullying incident in the NFL.
Moorhead theater students are stepping into the spotlight to speak, or sing out, against bullying.
Izzy Larson/ 8th grader: "It happens every day."
Their musical- Letters to Daddy- is in Wahpeton where 1,000 other students from the region got the chance to hear their strong message.
Luke Sidel/Horizon Middle School 8th Grader: "I've seen some cases of that and it's sad."
Kelly Dubois-Gerchak/Director: "Bullying has been there since the very beginning."
From a small stage in Wahpeton, to bigger news sets like WDAY, even ESPN- bullying has pushed its way into national headlines.
New reports show NFL Guard Richie Incognito bullied one of his teammates on the Miami Dolphins.
Sidel: "I think it's silly and it's not something that should be happening there."
According to ESPN, he sent racial slurs, profane messages, and degrading voicemails to Jonathan Martin.
Sidel: "It's not about being the best or feeling that you need to be better than somebody else."
Larson: "No one is doing anything about it."
The Dolphins suspended Incognito indefinitely but his target- Martin voluntarily left the team.
Dubois-Gerchak: "It degrades a person, whether you're 13 years old or 50 years old."
Both on the football field,
Dubois-Gerchak: "Bullying is a big part of our culture."
and a small town musical stage.
Sidel: "It's not okay."
The musical runs again tonight at 7, and will be in Moorhead later this month.