LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- October 9th, 2013 is Unite Against Bullying Day.
According to the CDC, in 2012, 20 percent of teens were bullied at school.
To raise awareness and stand against bullying, thousands are wearing the color orange on Wednesday.
Students and staff at Logan Middle School participated too.
Most of the student body was dressed head to toe to make a statement.
They enjoyed uniting together and taking a school picture.
Their message is clear, "the end of bullying begins with us."
"If we see a problem in the hallway, we are going to stand right up to that kid and say hey, knock it off. It is not cool. We are going to show that student that bullying is not cool and we are not going to tolerate it.," said 8th grader, Travis Candahl.
Logan Middle has student-lead committee that create events to promote being nice and including everyone.
The leaders say bullying is 100 percent preventable and needs to end.
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