COON RAPIDS, Minn. – Parents and students packed an emotional
Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting to urge the district to impose
tougher rules against bullying.
Dozens of people gathered Monday night in Coon Rapids to impel
the board to better train teachers on issues affecting gay, lesbian
and transgender students.
One of the speakers addressing the board was Tammy Aaberg. Her
15-year-old son, Justin, committed suicide last summer. Aaberg says
her son was bullied because he was gay. She says she’s made it her
mission to tell his story. Aaberg left the meeting in tears.
Many in the crowded room held signs urging tolerance. KSTP-TV
says the school board issued a statement saying the district is
committed to keeping all students safe and will continue to provide