"I will not stand silent as others try to spread hatred through my community..."
Students pledged to stand up for their friends... and their fellow classmates... to fight against Bullying in Sioux City and across America.
"It takes that one person to stand up, and that can change, someone else will see that and they'll take the initiative to stand up, and it'll just be a chain reaction and it'll keep going and going, and everyone will come together, and hopefully there will not be any more bullying," said Christina Hackbart, a junior at East high school.
Afterwards they stood in silence for seven seconds, Because every seven seconds a child is bullied in America.
"Going through middle school, I had a very small support system, and I think that with a larger one, it just keeps getting better and better for kids who need that, and I think it's important for those kids to know that there is a support system here, they just need to know who to go to, because there are people who love and care about you," said Grace Rants, another Junior at East high school.
Afterwards they let their balloons fly free, sending a message that could be seen from miles away.