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Local law enforcement accepts "Jaylen's Challenge"
Local law enforcement accepts "Jaylen's Challenge"

Polk County, Florida-- Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Jaylen Arnold, a Polk county 12-year-old, teams up with local law enforcement to take on bullying.

Jaylen knows first-hand the sting of bullying. Suffering the effects of Tourette Syndrome and Autism, Jaylen has dealt with bullying and decided to turn it into a positive back in 2009. She set out on a mission to educate potential bullies of the hurt they cause others by starting "Jaylens Challenge."

Today Jaylens Challenge Foundation is taking a big step in its mission by partnering with local law enforcement to take a stronger stance on bullying.On Monday, September 3 at 10 a.m., Jaylens Challenge Foundation, Inc., Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Lakeland Police Department, and Polk County School Board will begin a weeklong campaign to educate 7,000 Polk county students about bullying and the harmful effects of bullying.

The group feels that "bullying has become an epidemic in schools" and are now working with local groups who "are looking to put a stop to it," a release about the event stated.

Information courtesy of Jaylens Challenge Foundation, Inc.

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