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3rd-grader takes a stand on bullying

3rd-grader takes a stand on bullying

A 9-year-old Highland Park boy is going after bullies, one cotton T-shirt at a time.

Brett Blesius, a 3rd-grade student at Lincoln Elementary School, says he was inspired to design the shirts by anti-bullying signs he saw in a drugstore and a show he saw on the Cartoon Network.

He said he told his parents "I didn't think that (bullying) was right to do and I want to stop it. . . . I told my dad I wanted to make a shirt."

Brett explained there are three kinds of bullying — verbal ("when you say something mean to someone"), physical ("you push them and hurt them") and cyber ("like mean texts"). His T-shirt features drawings of the...