Anti-Bullying Bill On Its Way To Louisiana House Floor
A bill aimed at curbing bullying in schools passes a Louisiana House committee.
Rep. Patricia Smith's measure would require school boards to adopt anti-bully policies--spelling out what behaviors won't be tolerated. It would also allow faculty to undergo training to spot bully behavior and require that investigations of bullying be conducted within a day of being reported.
Smith says she was motivated to file anti-bullying legislation after a Point Coupee Parish girl, who was bullied at school, committed suicide. The legislation now goes to the Louisiana House floor.