New Wisconsin Bully Law Would Fine Parents Of Harassing Kids
Getting fined for bullying? You might think it sounds kinda crazy but it actually might become an ordinance in a nearby Wisconsin town.
A little less than three hours from Rockford, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, an anti-bullying ordinance will be considered on Tuesday, June 18.
If the ordinance passes, bullying, harassment, and retaliation would become a fineable offense for anyone younger than 18 years old. Meaning, parents would end up having to pick up the tab on a $50 fine for their kid's first offense along with additional costs that would push the total past $300.
Shortly after a widely-shared social media post revealed a seventh-grade girl at Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School had received handwritten notes from other students encouraging her to kill herself.
Obviously, an ordinance like this makes sense in nearly every town, city or suburb across the US and even in Rockford.
So maybe, an anti-bullying ordinance isn't so crazy after all. Would you support an anti-bullying ordinance in Rockford?
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