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Platt's Cool 2 B Kind Peaceful Anti-Bullying March

West Hills showed its heart this morning at a rally and march for kindness and against bullying on 12/17/16. The event was organized by the El Camino Real Charter High School-Cool 2 B Kind club, in response to last week's unprovoked attack on 14-year-old ECR student Jordan Peisner directly across the street at the Platt Village shopping center. Jordan's dad, Ed Peisner, spoke movingly about the support his family received since the incident. City Councilmember Mitchell Englander was close to tears when he spoke of his experiences growing up in this area, attending Haynes Elementary and ECR, and being bullied himself as he walked along the Platt Village shopping center. Mitch was singled out because he was blind for a couple of years due to an illness. Immediately following the rally in the McDonald's parking lot, about 300 people crossed Platt at Victory, walked up the east side of Platt to Haynes Street and then marched back to the McDonald's. Kudos to the owners of McDonald's at 6433 Platt Ave and Wendy's for working together to make this event a success and to Joanne Littman for being the mistress of ceremonies. We also want to thank our wonderful Slo Kari McNamee and the rest of LAPD Topanga Police for keeping everyone safe. Lastly, we want to thanks to West Hills Neighborhood Council board members Aida Abkarians and Brad Vanderhoof, as well as Canoga Park Neighborhood Council President Corinne Ho for participating and showing support for Jordan Peisner, his family and everyone who participated in saying no to bullying. (Photo & Text Credit: Daniel Brin)

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