Fining Parents of Bullies? A Wisconsin City Is Considering It

Today, the Wisconsin Rapids City Council will vote to fine parents up to $313 if their kids are caught bullying. A similar law is already in place in North Tonawanda, New York (near Buffalo) and another has been proposed in Pennsylvania by a democratic state representative.

In the video below, one local Wisconsin mother describes her thirteen-year-old daughter experiencing regular harassment that has included being shoved into lockers, shoulder-chucking, being tripped in the hallway and name calling. The hope is that the controversial proposal, that essentially holds parents accountable for their children’s behavior, will deter the pervasive bullying occurring throughout the school district.  

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