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School board to meet on Anna bullying incident


The Anna-Jonesboro High School athletes involved in what school leaders call a "serious bullying incident" could face further punishment.

The school board is set to meet at 7 p.m. on Monday.

Parents, students and teachers packed into the high school auditorium for the meeting and waited hours for the board to come out of closed session.

They all spoke their mind about the incident.

It was a suspenseful wait for the community as they hoped to hear whether or not the students would be punished any further.

Several had a chance to publicly comment on the topic.

"But you just let the bulliness go on," Angela Hewitt, parent of a bullied student, said. "You say kids will be kids, and it includes being shunned. And nothing is being done."

"If you don't want it done to you, don't do it to other folks," a preacher said.

"If this is going to cause young people to get expelled from school, I'm not ok with that," Mike Cruz, a retired educator, said.

Illinois State Police and Anna police have also opened investigations into the case.

Anna Police Chief Scott Rice said he expects the investigation to be finished on Friday, Nov. 7.

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