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City Holds Anti-Bullying Town Hall Meeting

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn.- In Cheatham County a town hall meeting will be held Tuesday night in the wake of Jacob Rogers' suicide.

Family and friends say the teenager was bullied by other students through text messages and the internet. 

The meeting is set to begin at 6:00 and run until 8:00 Tuesday night. It will be held at the Cheatham County Funeral Home.

Organizers say it's meant to give people a safe place to talk and get more information about the issue of bullying of any kind.

Some of Roger's friends wanted to make sure his death was not in vain, so they are also spreading the word about suicide prevention. Suicide warning signs include: a student giving away their belongings; they become less interested in things that were previously important to them; or they begin to isolate themselves.

Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (1-800-273-8255). They can also provide callers with resources in their community.

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