The Mineola Union Free School District is hosting Ryan’s Story, an anti-bullying program for both parents and students on March 13.
The program is based on Ryan Halligan, a 13-year-old middle school student from Vermont who committed suicide in 2003 because of bullying. Ryan’s father, John Halligan, will recount the story of his son’s life, the ridicule he endured, the devastating impact that his son’s suicide has had on his life and the power of forgiveness.
Halligan will be speaking on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Mineola Middle School auditorium. Parents of students in any grade who are residents of the Mineola Union Free School District may attend this free and powerful forum.
Halligan will also be giving a speech specifically aimed at students as well, however, the two events are not the same and the parental forum is specifically designed for the older set.