Scary Guy wraps up Austin visit

Published 6:30 pm Saturday, November 12, 2011

After spending two weeks working with Austin students, the Scary Guy is moving on to encourage kids in other towns, but this might not be the last time Austin sees him.

Danielle Borgerson-Nesvold, Community Against Bullying chair, said CAB wants to bring Scary back for teacher training.

“We are definitely looking into bringing him back,” Borgerson-Nesvold said. “He helped us with our mission to change the climate in the school.”

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Now that Scary is leaving and the school district must combat bullying on its own, CAB will distribute curriculum about bullying prevention to all of Austin’s schools and to the Austin Bruins.

“Now it’s up to us to carry on that message,” Borgerson-Nesvold said. “We’re not perfect human beings, but there is a simple message that we can be spreading — showing love and compassion to everyone, even if they are name-callers.”

Borgerson-Nesvold said teachers and counselors have told her they want more training regarding how they should handle bullying if they see or hear it.

“The next time (Scary is in town) would be more training of the adults that have a good connection and influence with the kids,” she said.