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Lowell schools move to reduce bullying

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The Lowell School District, which has experienced a student suicide this school year, has taken several steps to address bullying, mental health and suicide awareness in recent years, said acting Superintendent Jeannine Durkin.
Durkin said the school system is continually studying ways to improve its curriculum in all areas, including bullying prevention.
She responded to questions in the wake of the death of 16-year-old Lowell High School student Anna Aslanian, who made the decision to take her own life in October.
Anna wrote in a letter that she was bullied, and her family is stressing...
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Anna's story: Bullying leads Lowell teen to take her life

Anna's story: Bullying leads Lowell teen to take her life

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Familly photograph of Anna Aslanian, 16-year-old Lowell High student who killed herself after years of being bullied. Photo was taken at her 16th birthday party, with makeup and supplies that was one of her presents.
Anna Aslanian's wide, beaming smile greets you as you walk into the cozy Colonial home in Lowell's Highlands neighborhood.
The framed photo on the counter next to the kitchen table shows Anna at her 16th birthday party in October, nearly hugging a large box of makeup brushes and other supplies. She had told her grandmother Yia Yia she wanted to visit hospitals and do makeup...
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