Bullying is quickly becoming a major issue for school administrators across the Mountain State.
The more we dive into the issue, the more we're learning how much more has to be done to keep students from becoming victims, both in the classroom and on social media.
One Ohio Valley school is taking an active approach to ensuring bullying is stopped before it starts and it's up to the students to make that happen.
Jen Short, guidance counselor at Wheeling Park High School told WTRF.com, "any student who has been bullied or witnessed bullying can go to any teacher or administrator or counselor in the building. We then report it every time a child has been bullied or witnessed it. We interview the person who was bullied and the person who did the bullying."
School officials at Wheeling Park High School stressed this issue to the hundreds of incoming freshmen, but its also the same message that upperclassmen will hear when they return to school next week.