North Carolina ranks high on list of states with most bullying

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A nationwide study has ranked North Carolina fourth on a list of states where bullying is the most prevalent, according to WLOS.

Amber Cornwell was a 16-year-old from Henderson County. She took her own life late last year and bullying was a suspected reason. (WLOS via NDN)

Amber Cornwell was a 16-year-old from Henderson County. She took her own life late last year and bullying was a suspected reason. (WLOS via NDN)

The study released this week by private group WalletHub looked at 42 states and the District of Columbia.

To measure where bullying was the most prevalent, the group looked at factors including the number of fights that broke out in schools statewide and the number of bullying incidents reported.

North Carolina was ranked ninth worst for bullying overall. That comprehensive category measured bullying laws and policies on the books as well as school preparedness.

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