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Bullying Still Active in Schools

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School District Two Superintendent Terry Bouck responded to a new report on risky behavior by kids.

The new survey says teens in Montana are drinking and smoking less, but bullying at schools is not improving. The Montana Office of Public Instruction released the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey for high school students that the number of kids smoking cigarettes and drinking is decreasing. However, in the past two years, distracted driving and bullying in schools has not improved. Bouck talks about how he'll be working to address these issues.

"We're working to be more transparent in getting anti bullying and information out on the website at the beginning of the year. And we're working with our administrators and we will be connecting again with out parents and students during the school year," says Bouck.

Students reporting they were bullied on school grounds stayed the same at 26% and 18% were bullied online, through texting and social media.

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