After Being Bullied for Having Trump Last Name, Boy Gets Some Encouragement - NBC4 Washington

After Being Bullied for Having Trump Last Name, Boy Gets Some Encouragement

An anti-bullying organization awarded middle schooler Joshua Trump a medal of courage

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    Joshua Trump, a Delaware middle schooler who is teased for having the last name Trump, received an anti-bullying award. This photo was shared by non-profit Teach Anti-Bullying on its Facebook page.

    An anti-bullying organization is offering some encouragement to a middle-school student who has been teased because his last name is Trump.

    The News Journal reports that Pennsylvania-based national nonprofit Teach Anti Bullying awarded Joshua Trump the Teach Anti Bullying Medal of Courage at a ceremony in his Delaware home Saturday.

    Brandywine School District officials have said Joshua's parents raised concerns about their son's safety with staff at Talley Middle School in Wilmington. School officials say they have offered support for Joshua, including mentoring and a name change in the database so that all staff refer to him by his father's surname, Berto, instead of his mother's surname, Trump.

    Teach Anti Bullying founder Claudio Cerullo said he wanted to reward Joshua's strength, and encouraged the family not to change his name.

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