Television host Phil Chalmers shares anti-violence passion with local students, parents

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Television host Phil Chalmers stopped by R A Jones Middle School in Florence on Wednesday, where he talked with students about his passion for anti-violence.

The "True Lies" student assembly, the school said, is a bullying rally where kids can learn about making good decisions during adolescent and teen years. So that kids make the best choices at those ages, Chalmers covered issues of sexual abstinence, drugs, drinking and driving, smoking, violence, bullying, suicide, cyber safety, preventing crime and respect, the school reported.

According to Chalmers, five teens kill someone everyday, and at least 12 kids commit suicide.

Chalmers spoke to R A Jones kids on how choices about bullying can keep them safe. He said decisions made by teens today come with consequences. 

Teens, Chalmers said, should be very careful about who they bully at school, because that victim could return to school to kill their bully.

Author of “Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer,” Chalmers said in a previous rally that bullying can be a deadly game.

In that rally, he told those students that whether they’ve been picked on, spit on, kicked or abused, they are still valuable people. 

A separate session was scheduled for Wednesday evening, when only parents were invited. The school said that portion of Chalmers' rally would show some graphic photos and videos that may be unsuitable for students. Not open to the public, parents and family members of the school can hear Chalmers talk about warning signs found in teens.

According to his website, Chalmers has interviewed hundreds of teen murderers and predators, and seeks to learn more about how an offender thinks. Chalmers believes knowing more about why someone commits a crime can help prevent it from happening.

An agent of his, according to the website, is working to land Chalmers a show of his own, to be called "Teen Killer."

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Reporter Tony Mirones attended the rally to report for this story. 



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