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Flash mob delivers anti-bullying message in Rome

By JASON POWLES

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The sound of Christina Aguilera's "beautiful" could be heard ringing through the hallways of John Joy Elementary School in Rome on Thursday, as sung by the voices of the school's own students.

It was the work of a 'flash mob' that burst into song and made their way through the school, ending in the gymnasium.

The event was the culmination of the school's anti-bullying campaign, with all of the students taking a pledge not to bully and to display both respect and responsibility. The hope is that these kids will take this life lesson and live it from here on out.

"That's the purpose of primary education, students begin their lifelong learning," said Andria Lacey, Principal at John Joy Elementary. "So if we teach them the values of being respectful and responsible and caring for each others, safety and feelings and respecting our education, then that will be something that will carry on."

Three classroom teachers, along with the music teacher, spear-headed the flash mob idea and everyone in the school took part.

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