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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."