We are still working on our goal of $1000 to Kevin Roth (victim of the Grand Rapids 1966 school shooting) to the area to speak to local schools. An account for BE THE SOLUTION has been established at the Grand Rapids State Bank. You can send your donations to
Grand Rapids State Bank
Account: BE THE SOLUTION
523 NW 1st Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
***Share with your friends**** Kevin Roths home town is Grand Rapids. The date of October 5th 1966 happened because David Black was teased and bullied by his peers. That fateful there were 3 victims; David Black, Kevin Roth, Mr. Forrest Willey.
This incident happened our community 47 years ago. Kevins words can help and encourage children and adults alike not to become victims to BULLYING.
Be the Solution is trying to raise $1000 to bring Kevin Roth to the Grand Rapids area to speak to the GRHS, RJEMS, and Big Fork School, the week of October 14th 2013. The funds help with his transportation from Georgia to Minnesota.
Other schools have been asked, only the above schools have agreed so far. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Mr. Roth is the surviving victim of the Grand Rapids October 5th 1966 School Shooting, the other Mr. Forrest Willey ultimately died 8 days later. Funds are also being raised for a memorial that will be placed at the new Grand Rapids Middle School.
October is national anti-bullying month. It is also the month the incident happened and the month he is scheduled to speak.
On October 5th 1966 our community of Grand Rapids Minnesota experienced one of the first school shootings in the nation. The shooting resulted in serve injury to Kevin Roth and ultimately the death of Mr. Forrest Willey.
The funds that are being raised is to help bring Kevin Roth to Grand Rapids, and a memorial for Mr. Forrest L. Willey. The week of October 14th Kevin Roth plans to be in the Grand Rapids area to talk to students regarding Bullying. The memorial will be placed at the new Grand Rapids Middle School (Robert J Elkington Middle School). We appreciate all your support.
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