Nova Scotia

Dominion school complains about bullying website

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a website that tried to recruit elementary students to become bullies.

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a website that tried to recruit elementary students to become bullies.

The site, which has been taken down, asked youths in the Dominion area to sign up and meet to plan bullying activities.

Brian Doue, principal of MacDonald Elementary School, learned about the site through the parents of a student. He said he was sickened by what he saw. 

"What I saw was hate, and there's too much of it," he told CBC News on Thursday.

"We've got some wonderful children here and my concern is I don't want anything to happen to them in any way. They're our children and we're going to do what's best for them."

Doue alerted the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, which called police to complain about the site.

Desiree Vassallo, spokeswoman for Cape Breton police, said investigators are looking for the person responsible.

"Each bullying incident is looked at specifically, but in situations where there are threats made or types of harassment like this, an individual could face criminal charges," she said.

Doue said all of the students at his school have signed a pledge to stop bullying.

He urges the creator of the website to get counselling so that no one gets hurt.

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