One of the worst epidemics facing schools today is bullying.
Of course, it's nothing new.
Most children say they've experienced bullying at some point while inside or around school, maybe before class, or after class or at recess or lunch, or in the hallways.
In a given year, nearly a third of all students aged 12 to 18 reported having been bullied, some almost daily, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
An amazing 90 percent of elementary students reported being bullied.
Locally, we don't need statistics to tell us about bullying.