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LIVONIA - With another school year on the horizon, teachers in Pointe Coupee Parish are learning how to better help their students both inside and outside the classroom.

Two years ago, a student at Pointe Coupee Central High School named Tesa Middlebrook killed herself at school because she was harassed on a constant basis. Her death marked a turning point for the school district.

Now, training is offered to help teachers across the parish learning how to better deal with the sensitive situations. Teachers spent Thursday getting a crash course in how to better help their students deal with the pressures that come along with bullying.

"it's really important to go through this every year because these are children and they're the most precious thing parents send to us. So we want to ensure their safety above all other things while we provide them with quality education." says Livonia teacher Lucy Boley.

School in Pointe Coupee Parish starts Aug. 11.


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