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Anti-Bullying Law

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

A follow up on a bullying story we brought you Monday.
After our story aired the Dothan police found a law which protects Alabama children from bullying and harassment.
The Student Harassment Prevention Act enacted last October makes it illegal for students to harass, bully, intimidate, harm or threaten other students.
The law applies to Pre-k to 12th grade.
"It's stated in the law that it does cover any kind of electronic transmissions. To make it a criminal case it would come under harassment which means 90 days in jail or $6,000 fine,” says Sgt. Benny Baxley, Dothan Police Department.
To file a complaint of harassment it must be in writing and submitted by the affected student or parent to the local police department.


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