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'Pink Shirt Day' Created to Take Stand Against Bullying

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Bullying has become a major focus in schools lately.

But bullies are no longer limited to verbal or physical bullying.

Electronic bullying through Facebook or texting has become a serious problem.

Wednesday was "Pink Shirt Day," which symbolizes taking a stand against bullying.

Two Canadian high school students came up with the idea, and it has spread globally.

"Bullying is a major issue. If we don't get it stopped earlier in childhood then they grow up thinking its ok to bully the others that may not be like them," said Lt. Mike Kotchka of the Grafton Police Department. 

"Pink Shirt Day" is an international event and is recognized in schools.