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Thu Jan 30, 2020, 10:17 AM

Sticky notes offer messages of hope after student scrawls cry for help on bathroom wall [View all]



When teacher Ashley Ferraro was in the girls' bathroom at her Colorado high school, she noticed a message of despair scribbled on the wall.

"Is life worth all the BS?" it said.

Her first instinct was to erase it, the English teacher at Golden High School told MNN.

"My first reaction was ah, graffiti, we have to clean it and scrub it off and we donít want other kids to see it because what if they see it and think the same thing?" she said. "But if we cover it up and clean it, are we ignoring the question and by that, are we covering up the person and the pain they are in?"

Instead, Ferraro talked to her students and said if someone is asking a question, it deserves a response. She gave them a stack of sticky notes and permanent markers and said they could participate if they wanted to.



https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/sticky-notes-offer-messages-hope-after-student-scrawls-cry-help-bathroom-wall


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