Anti-bullying organization spreads awareness through ice fishing

February 16, 2019 06:56 PM

Protect All Children From Bullying held its first major event since the birth of its organization in January.

People took out their fishing rods and arrived in Inver Grove Heights with a mission. Michael Thornton and his wife founded the organization and kicked things off with an ice fishing benefit.


Thornton says the goal of Protect All Children From Bullying is as simple as its name.

"A lot of them feel they don't have anywhere to go, no one to talk to, no one is going to care or listen. I have six of my own reasons that really led up to it, so we want to make sure kids have a voice and they are being heard," said Thornton.

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Thornton says the unreported bullying is what worries him the most. The money raised from the event will go to area schools to help support anti-bullying programs.

"Have more programs that kids can feel they can go to, have more safe places and help them have ways to express themselves where they don't have to worry about repercussions from anybody knowing that they came to talk to them," said Thornton.

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