Old Greenwich teen lobbying Congress for a National Unity Day

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An Old Greenwich teenager who says he was viciously bullied in middle school is lobbying Congress for a National Unity Day.

The student body at Greens Farms Academy in Westport cheered Charles Kolin on Wednesday.

The school is celebrating National Unity Day with other schools around the country.

The 16-year-old says he had to switch schools after bullies told him to take his own life.

"I overcame the challenges that were in front of me, and I was able to turn this into a positive," said Kolin.

Kolin says Congress is considering the resolution he wrote with Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

 

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