A Wisconsin city is considering putting into place an anti-bullying ordinance that would fine parents if their children bully others. The legislative committee in Wisconsin Rapids voted unanimously to recommend the ordinance to the Common Council. The body will consider it next week A draft of the ordinance, which prohibits bullying, harassment and retaliation, was proposed by the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools Superintendent after a viral social media incident showing handwritten notes a local middle school girl had received from her peers urging her to kill herself. The measure would hold parents and guardians responsible for such behavior of children younger than 18 years old. Penalties for a first fineable offense would be $50, with additional costs bringing the total to $313.
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