Charlie Daniels talks bullying with students

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Country music singer and musician Charlie Daniels dropped in to visit with Gladeville Elementary School students recently to talk about bullying.

Daniels related his experiences of growing up in the Carolinas and Georgia. His father was a timber buyer, and his job required the family to move fairly often, which meant as a child, Daniels often found himself being the new student at school. He told the children he had encountered bullies and found them to be cowards.

Reporting bullying is a duty, and no one should ever feel awkward reporting bullies, he said. He took time to answer questions and to visit with the students.

The Gladeville Elementary School staff and students entertained Daniels with a musical rendition of theirs as a way of saying thanks for stopping by. Daniels said he thinks the Gladeville Gators rock.

Due to Charlie’s busy touring schedule with the Charlie Daniels Band, this was a rare opportunity for him to have the time to visit with his friends at Gladeville Elementary School. The remainder the year will find him and the band crossing the U.S. and Canada

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