Teenagers can be vicious, and an ugly message scrawled in a Roane County High School girls restroom last week was one such jab.
When English teacher Linda Choate saw the taunt, she took action.
Soon the room was covered with sticky notes filled with positive and uplifting messages to female students and staff.
“There is a widespread problem with cruelty among teenagers. This was one incident, but it is just one part of a wider problem that made me choose to try to change the perspective,” Choate said.