Being a bully in this Rock County school District could now earn you a citation of up to $500

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Published on December 6, 2019 -

Being a bully in this Rock County school District could now earn you a citation of up to $500

On Monday, the Edgerton School District passed an ordinance in partnership with Edgerton police to take a stronger stance against bullies.

Being a bully in this Rock County school District could now earn you a citation of up to $500

Ran it over.

The district says..

No citations were issued.

Bullying in a rock county school district could now earn students a ticket of up to 500 dollars this comes after the district passed a new ordinance monday night... rock county reporter adam duxter joins us from our bureau at the janesville gazette with why district leaders say..

It's a fine they hope they'll never have to give out.

Susan and eric... the edgerton school district is just the third in our viewing area to adopt a policy like this one.

While some might see giving a ticket to a school bully as extreme..

They say..

It will hopefully bring bullying to light.

Nat nat of chief reading the letter edgerton police chief robert kowalski says this... is the letter bullies and their parents nat can soon expect to get.

On monday... edgerton schools paired with police to pass a new anti bullying ordinance.

((( , " "))) 6 38 24 we're trying to be proactive.

The ordinance says students punished for bullying could face a warning..

Then a fine ranging between ten... and five hundred dollars..

Depending on severity.

((( , " "))) 6 33 56 what it is is basically is a way to make a child aware who might be aware who might be picking on another child that it's not acceptable to do.

District officials say to them..

The decision was easy.

((( , " "))) 6 51 02 for me, it makes so much sense to have that type of an ordinance and while they don't see bullying as an every day concern..

Adopting a policy like this one... sends the message they're trying to keep their students safe.

((( , " "))) 6 49 02 for us, student safety is really our top priority.

Whether that be physical safety or emotional safety.

Success for this would be a reduction in the amount of incidents we're addressing where bullying may be involved.

In september... sun prairie schools passed a similar ordinance... just how effective is it?

A police lieutenant there told me in the last three months... they've issued two warnings... and just one citation.


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