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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) -- Some elementary students want to put an end to bullying and they're taking matters into their own hands. They’re doing it because they want to make school fun and safe for everyone.
Seven fourth graders at Woods Cross Elementary want to help other students be safe from bullies so they’ve formed a group called the "extreme team." They’ve also created hand written business cards.
Mason Lancaster came up with the extreme team idea. They help other students at lunch, recess, and even meet after school to discuss what kids they can help. “The reason we started this group is to help people and make sure they feel safe in the school and not get bullied.”
Fourth grader Daryn Christensen says they just want school to be fun and safe for everyone. “Sometimes we can pull them up and show them and say will you let us help you and sometimes they say yes and when they say no we just let them be.”
The extreme team students go around helping other students who are fighting or need friends.
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