Students Face Anti-Bullying Lessons For ‘Beat The Jew’ Game

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Students at a local high school where seniors were disciplined for playing a “Beat the Jew” game will receive anti-bullying training.

Eva Vega-Olds, project director for the Anti-Defamation League, said Friday her staff will conduct sessions for the 700-student sophomore class at La Quinta High School on Tuesday aimed at inspiring empathy, unlearning prejudice and motivating teens to take action against bullying and bias.

Seven seniors were disciplined last June for playing a game in which some students played the role of Nazis who blindfolded and dropped off other students playing Jews who had to find their way back to the campus.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area donated the funds to pay for the training sessions.

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  • margaret

    I hope something positive results from this. I hope the kids involved learn from their foolishness.

  • LA Lady

    Kick the bullies out of school (zero tolerance policy) and give the lessons to the victims on how to defend themselves from bullies

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