SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Sparta's Meadowview Middle School is raising awareness about bullying.
All week various events were held to educate students on the issue.
Thursday morning a group of students surprised the school with a flash mob.
Only about 60 students and a few teachers knew about the surprise.
8th graders in musical theatre class taught 6th and 7th graders the routine.
They danced to the song 'Brave' by Sara Bareilles and even did an encore performance.
Christine Severson, school counselor, says "I think really the message is again for those bystanders, we need those bystanders to stand up. There's over 400 kids in our school that do not bully, are not bullied, and they need to stand up and really lead the way. Be brave."
The students who participated signed a confidentiality agreement to make sure it was kept a secret.
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