Bullying

March 13, 2018 - 2:17 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that could have parents footing the bill if their child bullies another kid at school. State Rep. Frank Burns' bill gives parents three strikes. The first time a child bullies someone, the school is required to inform his or...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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January 30, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school student's anti-bullying video has drawn nearly 600,000 views on YouTube and netted a two-day suspension for its 16-year-old creator. Emily Gipson tells news outlets school that administrators accused her of "trying to incite violence" and handed her the...
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May 27, 2017 - 6:08 pm
DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted to posting the video on social media. The 17-year-old...
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FILE - This Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Eagle Mountain Republican Rep. David Lifferth appears on the house floor at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail. Last year, Utah legislators considered a similar bill, but stripped out the personally identifiable information portion because some committee members were concerned with how broad some terms in that section were, said than Republican Rep. Lifferth, who sponsored the 2016 bill. Lifferth's bill was never passed because lawmakers say they ran out of time. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 25, 2017 - 9:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year. Law enforcement, school officials and support groups back the effort, but some lawyers and a...
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FILE - This Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Eagle Mountain Republican Rep. David Lifferth appears on the house floor at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail. Last year, Utah legislators considered a similar bill, but stripped out the personally identifiable information portion because some committee members were concerned with how broad some terms in that section were, said than Republican Rep. Lifferth, who sponsored the 2016 bill. Lifferth's bill was never passed because lawmakers say they ran out of time. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 25, 2017 - 8:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year. Law enforcement, school officials and support groups back the effort, but some lawyers and a...
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FILE - This Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Eagle Mountain Republican Rep. David Lifferth appears on the house floor at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail. Last year, Utah legislators considered a similar bill, but stripped out the personally identifiable information portion because some committee members were concerned with how broad some terms in that section were, said than Republican Rep. Lifferth, who sponsored the 2016 bill. Lifferth's bill was never passed because lawmakers say they ran out of time. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 25, 2017 - 8:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year. Law enforcement, school officials and support groups back the effort, but some lawyers and a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, teacher Kelly Gasior, left, and students, from left, Olivia Mashtaire, Ryan Lysek, Christian Vazquez and Tyler Lysek stand with a statue of a Buffalo that's been emblazoned with anti-bullying messages outside Lorraine Academy, Public School No. 72, in Buffalo, N.Y. One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)
May 16, 2017 - 4:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday. "There are areas of concern in terms...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, teacher Kelly Gasior, left, and students, from left, Olivia Mashtaire, Ryan Lysek, Christian Vazquez and Tyler Lysek stand with a statue of a Buffalo that's been emblazoned with anti-bullying messages outside Lorraine Academy, Public School No. 72, in Buffalo, N.Y. One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)
May 16, 2017 - 4:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows that 1 out of every 5 of middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school. And the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade. The study by the National Center for Education...
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In this still image from a Jan. 24, 2017, surveillance video provided by Cincinnati Public Schools, the legs and feet of 8-year-old Gabriel Taye can be seen as he lies on the floor of a boys' bathroom after being knocked unconscious by another boy at Carson Elementary School. Two days later, Taye hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati apartment. (Cincinnati Public Schools via AP)
May 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself after she says he was bullied at school pledges to speak out on his behalf. Cornelia Reynolds said in a Friday statement that her son Gabriel Taye's voice "will be heard" and she urges parents to tell their children to seek...
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