Lakeland PD honors seventh grader for anti-bullying efforts

Boy helps bullied classmate- Garin's PKG

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Antwain Bernard Shaw, Jr. was recently recognized for his kind gesture towards a younger student who had been bullied and teased. 

According to the Lakeland Police Department Facebook post, Antwain stepped in when two-fourth and fifth-grade boys were seen bullying a second grader for the shoes that he was wearing on September 5, 2016. He told the boys to leave the younger boy alone and he reassured him not to worry about his shoes.

"He was crying and I told him to cheer and I told him that I was going to bring him some shoes," he said. 

Antwain then requested his mother's assistance in obtaining new shoes for the younger boy, which she obliged. She purchased two pairs of shoes which Antwain delivered to the second-grade boy.

"He told me the little boy face lit up and that he was so happy that you know he gave him shoes gave him new shoes," said Krsytle Childs, Antwain's mother. 

They went even further. 

"A couple days later, we found some more shoes and I had take them to him."

Antwain is currently a seventh grader at the Rochelle School of the Arts and he was rewarded with a "Doing the Right Thing" Award from the Lakeland PD.

The Lakeland Police Department Facebook post has since received over 700 reactions and currently has been shared 150 times. 



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