x

Knoxville Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | WBIR.com

Anderson County students participate in "Orange Out" to stand up against bullying

Inspired by the Vol fan in Florida who made his own UT t-shirt, students and staff in Anderson County showed up to school decked out in all orange.

HEISKELL, Tenn. — Students and staff at Fairview Elementary School took a stand against bullying and showed up to school in all orange on Friday. 

The East Tennessee elementary school is the latest school inspired by the Florida boy who crafted his own UT shirt. 

RELATED: Vol Nation rallies behind Florida elementary student bullied for homemade UT shirt

Shortly after that happened, the boy's story went viral and inspired many people to speak out against bullying.

The children at Fairview Elementary School decided they need to stand up to bullies by creating an Orange-Out Day. 

The students and faculty wore orange shirts to show that they will not tolerate bullying.

The school district posted a heartwarming picture on Twitter of all the students and faculty happily wearing orange together.

WANT MORE FROM THE UT SHIRT MOVEMENT?  

RELATED: 'It’s a story about being human' | Vol fan bullied for homemade shirt makes huge impact on Tennessee and Florida rivalry during matchup in Gainesville

RELATED: 'It's an absolute movement' | With more than 71,000 orders to fill, there's no slowing down for company producing boy's UT shirt design

RELATED: UT offers young Vol fan bullied for making own T-shirt admission, scholarship