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(WBIR - Knoxville) In a time when stories of teenagers taking their own lives continue making national news headlines, the Knoxville Police Department is planning to take a very public stance on a growing issue; bullying.

KPD is sponsoring a 'Take a Stand Against Bullying' town hall meeting at South College in Turkey Creek on April 17.

The public town hall is scheduled to feature Kirk Smalley. He is the co-founder of 'Stand for the Silent' - a national group with a mission statement of 'ending bullying' in America. There will also be a panel discussion.

KPD Town Hall Meeting- see the full flyer here

  • Date: Thursday, April 17th
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: South College-Wes Auditorium - 400 Goody's Lane, Knoxville
  • Free tickets: CLICK HERE
  • TV: 7:00pm - 8:00pm on WBIR-TV

Again, KPD's town hall is free, but tickets are limited. Seating is limited to 175 people.

You can watch the entire event from 6 to 8 pm live on WBIR.com. The town hall portion of the meeting, starting at 7 pm, will be televised on WBIR Channel 10.

You can send us your questions by posting them on our Facebook page, or send them to us via twitter with the hashtag #stopbullying.

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