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Students at School for the Deaf get anti-bullying message from fighter

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Students at the New York State School for the Deaf had a fun day on Friday, but along with it was a serious message.

About 50 students call the school home Mondays through Fridays. On Friday, their families joined them for a celebration. The message they take home for the weekend could last a lifetime.

Mixed martial arts fighter Matt Hamill talked to the students about the impacts of bullying.

"Public schools deal with bullying, and we have bullying here," said Superintendent David Hubman. "It's a national issue, and Matt has agreed to come speak on our behalf and speak with our kids."

"I just want to give them an example and not to give up and follow your dream," said Hamill.

The school has a star-studded lineup for the end of the year. Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin will be speaking at the school's commencement.

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