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Feb 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Schools in Kern County say they make every effort to respond to bullies. It's an issue drawing more attention than ever, and bullying may have even played a role in the recent shooting at Taft Union High School.
Feb 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Schools in Kern County say they make every effort to respond to bullies. It's an issue drawing more attention than ever, and bullying may have even played a role in the recent shooting at Taft Union High...
Jan 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM
The Tehachapi Unified School District is moving forward with its controversial anti-bullying program. The school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to install a curriculum effective immediately for students in Grades 6 through 12.
Jan 30, 2013 at 9:21 AM
TEHACHAPI, Calif.(KBAK/KBFX) - After a series of sometimes-contentious meetings between parents and school officials, the Tehachapi Unified School District Board of Trustees adopted an anti-bullying curriculum for Grades 6 through 12.

The...
Aug 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM
Lawyers say Tehachapi Unified School District stands to lose millions in federal funding if it grants students a form to opt out of a new curriculum.
Aug 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM
TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The debate over a new controversial anti-bullying harassment curriculum in the Tehachapi Unified School district drew more passionate pleas from parents on both sides of the issue.

Some parents urged the...
Aug 28, 2012 at 11:21 AM

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Tehachapi Unified School District will meet Tuesday night regarding its much-debated anti-bullying curriculum.

The district approved a plan last month to stop bullying among students. The curriculum will...
Aug 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Some parents in the district have complained that the curriculum promotes homosexuality, so they want the ability to have their kids opt out of the program.
Jul 12, 2012 at 6:22 PM
Controversy is brewing again in Tehachapi over the issue of gay rights and education. Parents recently contacted Eyewitness News, saying they oppose new curriculum intended for their kids. The parents say they are concerned their kids will be forced...
Jul 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM
"Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies and programs to include sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, ethnicity, nationality,...
Jul 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Car buyers, ducks and geese, and those in search of tattoos or body piercing all get increased protections under new laws that take effect July 1.

Most bills passed by the Legislature and signed by the...
Mar 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM
A team of counselors and community specialists spoke about bullying at Monday night's Kern High School District board meeting.
Mar 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A team of counselors and community specialists spoke about bullying at Monday night's Kern High School District board meeting.

Officials discussed the varying forms of bullying, from subtle to blatant....
Feb 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Last Sunday would have been Seth Walsh's 15th birthday.

To honor the Tehachapi teenager's memory, the Bakersfield AIDS Project is hosting a free showing of "Teach Your Children Well," a short documentary film that deals with...
Central, Tehachapi
Oct 22, 2011 at 10:28 AM
After anti-gay bullying led to a spate of teen suicides last year, school districts across the country are stepping up efforts to prevent such incidents, while more students are coming forward to report bullies.