On January 24, 2020, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre provided a presentation to the 7th and 8th grade students at Eisenhower Middle School in Roxbury.
Under the supervision of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, the program came to fruition through the request of Eisenhower Middle School’s principal, Paul Gallagher.
Supervising Assistant Prosecutor DeNegri and Detective Supervisor LaGuerre explained to the students what constitutes bullying and bias crimes, as well as the repercussions that may result from committing these acts, even later in life. Presenters stressed the importance of properly reporting instances of bullying, both in person and online, and exercising good judgement when it comes to what you post online or share with friends. Students from each grade participated throughout the program by asking questions and providing examples of the scenarios discussed by the presenters.
Prosecutor Knapp said “It is important to my office that the students of Morris County are properly educated on the dangers of bullying and bias crimes. We believe that all students have the right to attend school each and every day without fear”.
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