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Gov. Cox meets with superintendents on bullying and racism after a child suicide

Governor Cox stands before reporters for a monthly news conference.
Utah Office of the Governor/PBS Utah

More than a month after the suicide death of a Davis County student, Izzy Tichenor, Gov. Cox says he has taken the conversation about racism and bullying in schools to the superintendents.

He says the conversation with Utah’s superintendents was “candid” and raw.” He says follow-up meetings will be happening so they can further make sure students are safe and comfortable in schools.

Cox says bullying happens in every school and it will continue to happen, but “the question is how we deal with these things,” and that’s what he says they are working on. Cox says the school superintendents shared ideas about what’s working in their districts and he plans to follow up to ensure some of those ideas are implemented.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!