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North Ridgeville school board meeting flooded with parents, students concerned with bullying

Posted at 9:52 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 13:27:24-04

Bradley Fueglein was overcome with emotion as he listened to his mom share stories about his sisters and him being bullied for years.

"We approached and had many meetings and nothing was done, we were actually told that we needed proof," said Fueglein's mother Jennifer Kovach.

Fueglein even shared his own shocking account.

"He was my best friend and he committed suicide, this can't be happening…this can't," he said.

Parents and students alike outraged during Tuesday night's North Ridgeville School Board meeting.

They're not only overcome with emotion but also sick of bullying taking over.

"The ball was dropped somewhere, and we need to figure out where we can pick it up at," Kovach.

The superintendent said the district is trying new programs.

"We have launched the Ranger strong positive behavior and character education initiate district-wide in order to promote good citizenship and to build a consistent cultural expectation in all of our schools," said Roxann Caserio.

Parents said they are grateful but still want to see more action. 

"I feel like they need to move forward with a little bit more aggressiveness," said Kovach. "They need to touch the parents, they need to get the parents more involved."