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9-year-old boy spreads message to stop bullying

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ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. - A school assignment quickly turns into a personal mission for one local fourth grader.  Nine-year-old Jason Martin said he's doing what he can to try and stop bullying.

"We are strong about that, about being kind to others," said Jason's mom, Brandie.

A few weeks ago, St. Rose Elementary gave students the option to write something about bullying. It could've been an essay, song or poem. However, Jason said he wanted to do something that stood out.

"I think he's having a positive impact on kids his age," said Brandie.

Jason, took the assignment (which wasn't graded and wasn't mandatory) a step further.

"Because the teachers and stuff can fix it," he said. "But a student has never tried to fix it, so I wanted to try."

With money he had saved, Jason helped buy hundreds of bracelets.

"The top says #LiveBullyFree and the bottom says #SCPPS which stands for St. Charles Parish Public Schools," he described.

It may be something small, but they all carry a powerful message, one that Jason's mom says her family has discussed before.

"A lot of kids are getting hurt and feeling bad about themselves because of it and I think like the bracelets," she said. "They need to live bully free."
"That's what bracelets are for," said Jason. "Because if you've bullied somebody before and you go to do it again, just look at your wrist and you have the band."

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