Cypress Ranch students spread anti-bullying message through music video

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by Rucks Russell/KHOU 11 News

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 2 at 6:40 PM

CYPRESS, Texas —Students at Cypress Ranch High School are taking a stand against bullying that coincides with the nationwide release of a documentary that focuses on the victims of the spiraling epidemic.

Hundreds of them recently took part in a lip-synch video promoting an anti-bullying message they hope will go viral on the Internet.

“We made this to see how many lives we could touch,” said Triple Oswald, the student body president who came up with the idea.

The video features a scene in which a girl is being bullied when another student decides to intervene. Then other students break out in song and dance.

The song features music and lyrics written by Kaitlyn Knippers, a student who was once bullied herself.

“I feel like this, for me, was such a great personal achievement because now I feel like I can stand up for myself,” said Knippers.

On Friday, the film “Bully” was released nationwide in limited distribution. The film is unrated and set for wide distribution on April 13.

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