Flanked by two lines of tough-looking bikers clad in leather, a 10-year-old boy made quite the entrance at Harbourside Elementary School in Sydney, N.S. on Wednesday morning.
Wearing a leather vest himself, Xander Rose strolled towards his school’s front doors with an entourage of bikers set on delivering a message: bullying is not okay.
Dozens of bikers from across Nova Scotia heeded a call to action by U.S. children’s advocacy group Defenders of Children to help out the struggling Grade 4 student who has been bullied by classmates for years.
Rose’s mother, Katie Laybolt, said her son has been the target of racial slurs, insults about his looks and even death threats by other students.
She said she reached out to the advocacy organization after repeated complaints to school and community authorities didn’t stop the bullying.
The members of various bike clubs including the Cape Breton Bike Rally and …