After a tragic school shooting in Shawano, Wisconsin that had bullying as a backdrop, the city is taking strong measures in the fight against bullying.
Parents and guardians of children who bully other children will initially be called in for a conversation with police. But if nothing changes, the consequences will be substantial.
Parents will have 90 days after that first meeting to get their children to stop bullying. But if their children don’t stop bullying by that time, their parents will be fined $366, according to WFRV News.
“It’s been 99.9 percent positive,” Police Chief Mark Kohl said to the Huffington Post.
And not only that, if there is a second offense within a year, the bully’s parents with face $681 in fines.
“I need to know that not just my kids are safe but all the kids are safe. You know, like this shouldn’t be happening,” mother Kylee Jones, whose son has been bullied since middle school, told WFRV.
She continued, “I feel like parents need to communicate with their kids more.”
According to WFRV, the principal of Shawano Community High School will soon meet with police to discuss how to implement the ordinance and deter bullying.
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