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Anti-Bullying Bill Headed to Governor

A bill to help schools clamp down on bullying is on its way to Governor Pence.

The bill tightens the legal definition of bullying, and explicitly includes cyberbullying for the first time.

Legislators say bullying has made the transition into the 21st century with harassment on Facebook and other social media, and school discipline policies need to keep up.

The proposal requires the state to count and categorize bullying incidents.

And schools would have to adopt detailed policies on investigating and preventing bullying, including teacher training and bullying-prevention education for students.

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