Police Officer, David Lepore, came to NYI with other officers from the 49th Precinct in December to do an anti-bullying assembly for our K-5 students. They addressed, "What does bullying mean to you?" and students responded that bullying makes you feel uncomfortable and unsafe. Cyber bullying was also addressed, as well as letting adults know if you are being bullied.
The officers emphasized that everyone is amazing and unique in their own way, and we need to be respectful of one another. Students were very involved in the assembly and were given the opportunity to ask questions.
McGruff the Crime Dog was the star of the assembly and went around and shook hands with everyone in the audience. He even danced for the students and posed for pictures.
We want to thank Officer Lepore for arranging this assembly as well as the other officers that took the time and visited with our students.