Batman And Robin Go On Caped Crusade Against Bullying
Batman and Robin took a break from crime fighting this morning to talk to students at Central Elementary School. They dropped by to talk about bullying and how everyone can be a hero.
Lakeland PBS reporter Mal Meyer talked to the caped crusaders about their latest mission.
“What’s it like to work along side Batman?” asked Meyer,
“Cool,” said Robin, the Boy Wonder. He’s not used to having reporters interview the sidekick.
The iconic duo teamed up to get the message out, “not to bully,” said Robin.
Under the mask and cape, Robin is a Central third grader with different need.
Lakeland PBS asked Robin if he’s every been bullied, to which he simply nodded yes. He added that it made him feel “not cool.”
His grandma is friends with Batman and helped arrange the all school assembly.
“I felt that Batman would help more so than teachers or parents,” said Kathy Fischer.
Batman wants kids of all ages to know that they shouldn’t be afraid.
“If they’re being bullied [that they] should be able to come forward and talk to any grown up,” said Batman, who does this as The Batman Project.
He is confident that these students can help end bullying.
“We are very close to having a realistic peace where there is no more bullying,” said Batman.
While Batman and Robin had to return to Gotham, they hope that when the students return to their classrooms, that they continue to think about their message.
Batman would not reveal his secret identity, but shortly after, Bruce Wayne was seen shortly after walking around downtown Bemidji.
Batman has previously visited Horace May and Bagley elementary schools through his project.