Former MSU Basketball Player Speaks to School Bus Drivers in Gaylord as Part of Anti-Bullying Tour

“The goal is to eradicate as much bullying as I possibly can around the country and around our state,” Anthony Ianni, said.

A former Michigan State basketball player now motivational speaker made his way through Northern Michigan today, with the goal of ending bullying in schools across the state.

Anthony Ianni spoke at Gaylord High School in front of a crowd of school bus drivers, as part of his Relentless Tour.

The former MSU walk-on was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 4 and was a victim of bullying as a child.

With the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Ianni aims to raise awareness of autism and the problem of bullying.

While many of his talks are for students, inane says it’s important that everyone understands the scope of the bullying problem and what it takes to end it.

“It’s not just an autism awareness thing, it’s an everybody thing. It’s my goal to go out and make sure that students and teachers and people from all over go out and make the change, and be the change they want to see in life,” Ianni, explained.

The drivers in attendance were from Dean Transportation, which services schools in counties across Northern Michigan.