JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Bullies, the city's new pro lacrosse team, is taking a stand against bullying.
This week the campaign called, "Bullies Against Bullying" made a stop at Fort Caroline Elementary School. The team is rewarding students for good behavior and for reporting bullying on campus with lacrosse tickets.
Mental health counselor Denise Marzullo also is working with the Bullies and spoke to students along with players.
"Most bullying actually goes unreported. So most kids who are bullied actually don't tell anybody," said Marzullo, the executive director of Mental Health America of Northeast Florida.
Shannon Defehr, a Jacksonville mother, is working with police after she said her 13-year-old was punched by a student after school.
"This is bullying...they singled him out and picked on him," said Defehr, who is considering pressing charges.
One report suggests that every day 160,000 nationwide miss school because of bullying
The anti-bullying campaign by the Jacksonville Bullies will travel to other schools.
First Coast News