Former second grade bully starts anti-bully club at his school

Cameron Thompson had 76 students show up at his club's first meeting.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM   |   Comments

BEAUMONT, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- A California second-grader who used to be a bully but learned the error of his ways has started a club at his elementary school to discourage bullying in Beaumont.

Cameron Thompson made fun of a boy who brought a Barbie to Tournament Hills Elementary School for show-and-tell, but he was caught and disciplined for his actions.

Thompson's experience gave him an idea.

"He asked me why he still felt bad [a couple months later] and I explained shame to him," Cameron's mom Jessica Southard told the Temecula Patch. "He then told me he knew how he could make it better. He asked me if he could start an anti-bully club at school."

The first meeting of Thompson's anti-bullying club had 76 attendees, and the group plans on continuing to meet on Fridays at lunchtime.

"Please help me spread the word on bullying and it's effect on others," according to the group's Facebook page. "I'm just a student who wants to make a difference."

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