Parents of habitual bullies could be fined hundreds of dollars

Published March 15, 2018

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An article in The Washington Post about a Pennsylvania lawmaker who plans to propose legislation that would require parents to pay up to $750 if their child is a habitual bully and requires school officials to notify parents each time their child bullies another student quotes Charles Ewing, professor of law, who questioned whether a similar law passed in North Tonawanda is legal, constitutional or practical, and said parents of a bullying victim have the option to sue a bully’s family. “The idea is to sort of beat our chests and say, ‘We’re not going to tolerate this anymore and somebody’s got to do something.’ If this were perceived to be a problem that needed criminalizing, it should be up to the state legislature to criminalize it,” he said.

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