CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – An event is spreading awareness of the devastating effects of bullying. In 2010, Carl Joseph Walker Hoover committed suicide after being repeatedly bullied at school.
Gwynnetta Sneed started the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation to keep his memory and message alive. The foundation partnered with Six Flags New England for a back to school anti-bullying day.
Volunteer Regina Jeames told 22News, “We are trying to get the message out there that if it happens to you or a friend, or someone you know in your class, please say something, do not remain silent.”
Approximately 77% of students have admitted to being the victim of bullying.