Family of boy killed outside Springfield school to speak to class about bullying

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The family of a 10-year old boy who was killed outside his Springfield elementary school, will now be talking to his class mates about bullying.

Riddick Tudor died after being hit and pined by a car almost two months ago. He was on the sidewalk outside Campbell Elementary when it happened.

On Monday, Riddick's family will be talking to his fifth-grade class about bullying. His aunt says it's a way to connect with Riddick's peers, help everyone who knew him get closure and spread a positive message in Riddick's honor.

"The main idea is that you never know when your last time with somebody is and I think we learned that the hard way. As fifth graders that's not always at the top of your mind. Our message is that it's okay to not like somebody but your being nice to them is a whole different thing...We just thought it would be something [Riddick] thought would be cool," said Riddick's Aunt, Emily Neighbors.

Police say the passenger in the SUV that hit Riddick was having a medical episode. The driver did not have a valid Missouri driver's license. So far, no charges have been filed.

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