CORNWALL, Ontario - Bullies beware - the rest of the school is on to you.
Schools across Cornwall and area were doused in pink Wednesday as students and staff took a stand against bullying in all forms.
It’s all a part of Pink Shirt Day, an event being celebrated all across Canada to celebrate the ability to go to school without fear of being picked, initimidated or even assaulted.
In Cornwall the signs were everywhere.
At Ecole la Citadelle students had tied pinks bows to fences, trees and bushes, and even erected a pink banner.
"We had people honking their horns while we were putting it up," said Lucie Levesque, a teacher of intermediate students at la Citadelle. "It's all about solidarity."
Students were standing firm in their opposition to bullying.
"Every child has the right to come to school happy," said Gabrielle Wissmann, a Grade 7 student at the school.
Her classmate Nicolas Kirkwood suggested bullies are being outnumbered.
"This really shows that bullies are in the minority," he said.
Sierah Laird, another Grade 7 student, said: "stopping bulies is important because no one knows how you might feel inside."
Classmate Jodie Campeau chimed in that students can feel traumatized by a bulying experience.
"It's just horrible," he siad. "some kids get beaten up - and some have depression.
Pink Shirt Day is celebrated during the last Wednesday of February.
This is the sixth year for the event, which began in Nova Scotia after students noticed a boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.