ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A national anti-bullying program has reached out to the town of Andover, and is now lending local police a helping hoof to teach kids to say "whoa" to bullying.
They're doing that with the help of a two-year-old miniature horse with dwarfism named Peaches.
Andover Police Sgt. Steve Gerroir says Peaches is helping them teach kids the acronym WHOA, which stands for "We Help One Another."
Sgt. Gerrior says, "the horse obviously steals the show, but it's a win-win."
Tracy Crowley is the principal at South Elementary School in Andover where peaches visited Tuesday. Crowley adds, "we talk about differences and how we accept differences. Peaches is a great example because she's a tiny horse. She's different but she's just like any other horse in how we treat her."
Andover Police and Peaches plan to visit more schools this month.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports