Frontier Middle Battles Bullying

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM EDT

HAMBURG, NY ( WKBW ) Nearly 1,500 Frontier Middle School students got together Wednesday to create a giant human sign.

The Hamburg students formed a giant hand to show they are willing to take a stand against bullying.

The students and staff members from Frontier Middle wanted to show the entire community that they are committed to a "no hate" environment at their school.

Principal Margaret Jones-Carey told Eyewitness News that the origin of the project came from students who would stop her in the hallway to express their desire to stop bullying.

Recently, an Amherst teenager took his own life after allegedly being bullied for his sexual orientation. The story of Jamey Rodemeyer made international headlines, and brought the subject of bullying into the spotlight.

Frontier Middle is taking part in several anti-bullying events all month long, including the signing of a pledge card where students promise to stop the hate, and stand up for what is right.