Maryland lawmaker proposes new disciplinary measures for bullies

01/25/2008 | Washington Post, The

A Maryland bill would set investigation and disciplinary standards for schools in dealing with students caught bullying either in-person or online; the proposal builds on a 2005 law requiring public schools to report bullying incidents to the state. "The problem is expanding exponentially," said Delegate Craig L. Rice, a Democrat from Montgomery County, who introduced the bill. "What used to be a bullying incident amongst six people in a high school hallway has now evolved into a national broadcast, a global broadcast, on the Internet."

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