Killeen City Councilwoman Mellisa Brown will host a “time for action” town hall to talk about bullying from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mickey’s Dog Park, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

“I want to hear from citizens about any of the bullying situations that their children have experienced so that we can make a plan based on commonalities to make a change in the community,” Brown said Monday.

Featuring both Brown and another woman who will talk about their families’ experiences with bullying in the Killeen Independent School District, the town hall comes about a month after KISD held its own public forum regarding violence in the school community.

“I will also be sharing a recent personal event that happened and announcing a new program for youth that I have been working on with some of the community advocates,” Brown said.

Brown acknowledged the presence of KISD’s anti-bullying program, but said that the district’s community needed to act as a failsafe.

“I know that KISD has an anti-bullying program in the school, but when KISD can’t correct or catch it, we need to step in,” she said.

Since the start of the 2021-22 school year, KISD has faced a particularly volatile student population, which has so far brought multiple weapons to school, and engaged in both assault and arson.

So far, Brown has invited community organizations that prevent violence and provide mentorship, as well as members of the community in an effort to build an actionable plan.

Brown will also hold a press conference in front of the KISD administration building at 3 p.m., prior to the news conference.

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Alvin

Narrative: 'Well, to start off with, 'I find that your program isn't doing so well. Also, I think that this is a excellent program, that being bullying of the student body', is something that the School Superintendent and the KISD Director of the student body should be deeply involved in as there is no cause for the students to be bullied and/or harrased by any other student, and that should not be allowed'.

Copy: 'Killeen City Councilwoman Mellisa Brown will host a “time for action” town hall to talk about bullying from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mickey’s Dog Park, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

“I want to hear from citizens about any of the bullying situations that their children have experienced so that we can make a plan based on commonalities to make a change in the community,” Brown said Monday.

Brown acknowledged the presence of KISD’s anti-bullying program, but said that the district’s community needed to act as a failsafe.

“I know that KISD has an anti-bullying program in the school, but when KISD can’t correct or catch it, we need to step in,” she said.' End of copy.

I want to ask, 'Couldn't you find another location in regard to calling a meeting at a site other than 'Mickey's Dog Park at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.? Surely there is another location available.

Now as to the bullying subject, where are the police, the City of Killeen, Texas police and also the campus police? What are they doing about this situation? If it on the bus traveling to and from on school transportation, then what are they doing about this situation? In the halls, again where are the campus police? It seems to me that with concerted effort the campus police can identify the students and as a normal course of events, remove them from the school and send them to a remedial school, and if that doesn't work then offer them a choice, either the Army or juvenile detention. There is a choice to be made. And what about the parents involvement? Do they want to get involved or not?

This I feel hasn't been gone over in detail, with the students, or with the students and their parents and then taking the bull by the horn, send the trouble making students into some sort of rehabitalitation, and get the police, both city and campus into action.

I think that this problem has not been dealt with in detail.

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