By Whitney Clearman, Daily News staff – Shuffling in a line out of the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School cafeteria yesterday, a group of young students inspected, then carefully signed, a banner reading “I Pledge to Take a Stand Against Bullying and Name-Calling” hanging in the hallway.

After a lunchtime discussion about No Name-Calling Day, an anti-bullying awareness effort by Gov. Deval Patrick, fifth-grader Samiha Rao signed her name between the large, colorful letters of the banner. (Photo credit: Allan Jung)

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