New anti-bullying law targets wallets in Wisconsin - WNCT

New anti-bullying law targets wallets in Wisconsin

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MONONA, W.I. -

A town in Wisconsin is cracking down on bullies.  Monona in south central Wisconsin implemented a new anti-bullying law on May 30th that makes it a crime to bully and harass others.

Now, young bullies, their parents and adults will face fines for bad behavior.

The law applies to harassing others at school or online.  First time offenses will cost around $114.  Subsequent violations will cost almost $180

The law applies to anyone 12 and older; in extreme cases, parents of kids 18 and younger can be fined for their child's bad behavior if they've already been written up once before.

The town police chief says the ordinance wasn't written just to stop bullying on the playground or online but to deal with adult issues like neighborhood disputes.

So far, no bullying tickets have been handed out. 

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