Alexandria, La. (KALB) – Not all heroes wear capes…some wear school uniforms. Alexandria Middle Magnet School is honoring one of its own for a heroic act that they hope other student take notice of and follow example.
News Channel 5’s Diamond Davies introduces us to Destiny Williams and how her act of courage is starting a movement.
Eighth grader, Destiny Williams took a stand against bullying when no one was watching that inspired a school wide movement.
“How could you not celebrate such a kind, loving and compassionate act?” teacher Sharon Fields- Lair asked.
A few months ago — Destiny Williams stepped in when no one else would. She helped a neighborhood child; who was being severely bullied and in need of help, find safety.
“It felt good to help the person because it could have been my sister or brother or me in that situation,” Williams said.
Now — months later her heroic act is inspiring others. Alexandria Middle Magnet has a new club — one for school heroes. The Heroes club will meet monthly to discuss how to fight back against bullying — an example that Williams set.
Principal Dennis Stewart said, “We want to show the community and everyone that we are fighting against it at our school. Just letting bullies know that it’s not going to be accepted.”
The school received $6,000 grant from school district that will help fund the anti-bullying campaign.
“We’re going to start with an anti-bullying production that we’re going to put on in the spring,” said Stewart. “Our students are already getting ready for that performance.”
A big act of courage on Williams’ part — that’s having an even bigger effect on others.
Williams said, “I just hope that they do the same thing and know that I did a special thing and they can follow what I did and know it was a special thing to do.
Alexandria Police say the bullying incident that sparked the Destiny Williams’ heroic actions was never reported to police.