This certainly got their attention.

"Whoa," said the surprised students at High Plain Elementary School in Andover as a miniature horse named Peaches took the stage at a recent assembly.

The students' reaction was perfect as this was the "Just Say Whoa to Bullying" event. It's a national program that uses tiny horses to teach bullying prevention. The program's local organizer is Toni Hadad of Andover, who works with police officer Steven Gerrior of the Andover Police Department.

The goal of the program is for kids to remember the expression "whoa'' and to just say no when bullying is happening.

South and Sanborn elementary schools also hosted the event.




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