Norman councilman votes against anti-bullying proclamation

A proclamation declaring October as National Bullying Prevention Month drew support from all but one Norman City Council member. Councilman Dave Spaulding voted against the measure, but declined to comment on the reason for his lack of support.

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Modified: October 25, 2012 at 12:14 am •  Published: October 25, 2012
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NORMAN — A city councilman voted against a proclamation Tuesday that declared October as National Bullying Prevention Month in Norman.

Councilman Dave Spaulding of Ward 5 gave no reason for his vote against the decree. All other eight council members voted in favor of the proclamation.

Spaulding declined to...

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About the proclamation

The proclamation contains the definition, denounces the behavior and states that bullying occurs “in neighborhoods, playgrounds, schools, work places and through technology, such as the Internet and cellphones.”

Bullying “is the most common form of violence, affecting millions of American children and adolescents annually,” the proclamation reads.

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