SULLIVAN, IL - A Sullivan mother and her son say they're starting an anti-bullying committee.
Branden Wood, a sophomore at Sullivan High School, claims he is the victim of bullying. He says it is happening inside and outside of the school.
His mother, Kimberley, says not enough action is being taken at the school. She and Branden are spreading the word in hopes the community will rally behind them to put an end to bullying.
She wants the school to adopt a zero-tolerance policy.
"We're trying to get a lot of other parents, students, older people involved in this to keep it from happening. Sullivan is a small town. The smaller the town, the worse it is gonna be," Branden Wood told WAND.
The school superintendent released a statement, which says, in part:
"The Sullivan School District and staff take the safety and welfare of our students very seriously."
The district is working to set up a program about positive behavior.
A number of resources are available to help cope with bullying behavior. A link is provided under "site watch" on the WAND home page.