Anti-bullying bill that would have authorized use of force against students shelved in House committee

Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, authored an unsuccessful measure to strengthen current anti-bullying procedures in state schools. (Photo: Justin DiCharia, LSU Manship School News Service)

Drew White

An anti-bullying bill that would have permitted public school officials to use physical force against students taking part in bullying was shelved Tuesday in the House Education Committee.

The unsuccessful bill, authored by Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, aimed to strengthen current anti-bullying procedures and give additional protection to victims to prevent suicides by children who are victims of bullying.

“It’s time for us to get back to discipline, respect, values, and some teeth in our anti-bullying law so that next year we do not have pictures of other children that are lying in the coffin,” Milkovich said.

“Children are bullied over a period of time, the complaints are made to the school system over and over and the school system essentially does nothing,” he added.

Read the full article in The Daily Comet.

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