Following the election, incidents of bullying and harassment in schools around Utah, including locally, have been enough of an issue that the Governor and state Education Superintendent has issued a statement of concern for student safety. The statement from Governor Gary Herbert and Superintendent Sydnee Dickson was issued Friday and stated that in the past three days, there have been numerous reports of bullying and that “regardless of the motivation,” the behavior will not be condoned. “Students should feel safe in school. Harassment of any kind is not to be tolerated. These reported actions go strongly against American principles,” shares the release. “Any form of bullying is inappropriate and can be extremely detrimental to the quality education Utah espouses.” The pair emphasized that reports of this behavior should be taken seriously by educators and parents.