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Stand Tall Against Bullying During Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Tigers Foundation and Subway have created a campaign to help students "stand tall" with courage against bullying. 

The goal is to help keep every student safe in school. The Michigan State Police Department is also helping to get the word out.

Approximately 160,000 children miss school every day because they are scared of getting hurt by other students, estimates the National Education Association.

Trooper Marc Jones of the Michigan State Police says, "that's enough students to fill up University of Michigan's stadium, the Branson Center and Comerica Park."

The Stand Tall with the Tigers campaign hopes to give students an equal chance to succeed.

Subway Lansing Board Chair, Steve Hefty says "there's nothing we can do to completely eliminate bullying. But if we can save a few kids along the way, even one kid to prevent them from going through that. To prevent a suicide. To allow a kid to be able to learn better in school – fantastic."

The stand tall contest runs until October 31. If you are a student or have a student, check out the contest here at standtallcontest.com. 

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