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Oakland Students to Screen 'Bully' Movie

Monday, Sep 17, 2012  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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Oakland Students to Screen 'Bully' Movie

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All 13,000 middle and high school students in Oakland Unified School District will be required to watch the movie "Bully" as part of an  anti-bullying program launched this week.

Between now and Oct. 4, every middle and high school student in the district will take a field trip to the Regal Theater in Jack London Square for a private screening sponsored by the film's makers, district  officials said Sunday.

The documentary, directed by Lee Hirsch, will be used to engage students in anti-violence discussions as part of an effort to make Oakland schools safer and more supportive.

The first screening will take place Monday at 9:45 a.m. at the Jack London Regal Theaters, 100 Washington St. in Oakland.

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