Anti-bullying bill introduced in Suffolk
Suffolk County Leg. Jon Cooper introduced legislation today that would make schools responsible for punishing bullies and cyber-bullies.
Lawmakers also heard testimony from a 14-year-old self-proclaimed survivor of bullying. Jamie Isaacs says she was bullied at school from the time she was 7 years old at Sachem?s Wenonah Elementary School.
Isaacs' parents say they reached out to school officials, who said they would take care of the problem, but nothing was done.
The bill would require schools to keep records of bullying incidents and take concrete steps to protect the child and punish the bullies. It would also make cyber-bullies pay up to a $1,000 fine or spend a year in jail.