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'Glee' star talks bullying at Carbondale Community HS

Jones plays the role of Coach Beiste in the Fox hit "Glee." Jones plays the role of Coach Beiste in the Fox hit "Glee."
TV show "Glee" star Dot Jones appeared at Carbondale Community High School to promote anti-bullying to the student body. TV show "Glee" star Dot Jones appeared at Carbondale Community High School to promote anti-bullying to the student body.
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

TV show "Glee" star Dot Jones appeared at Carbondale Community High School to promote anti-bullying to the student body.

Jones plays the role of Coach Beiste in the Fox hit.

Jones talked about her own life experiences growing up and how she was a victim of bullying.

"Make these kids aware that it's ok to be different," Jones said. "I mean look at me. I'm 6'3", 260. I aint no petite wallflower. So, you know, and I went through the bullying my whole life. I was bullied for always being the big kid. You know, and I just want to be here for them."

She also emphasized the need for the students to try to understand what their classmates might be going through in their lives, and that "words matter."

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