WBSM TV: Rep. Frank Burns on Fining Parents of Bullies
Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria) of Pennsylvania joins WBSM's Barry Richard to discuss his proposed legislation that would fine the parents of children caught bullying in schools.
Under Burns' proposed law, schools would be required to notify parents each time their child bullies another. A first offense would result in the parents being notified of what action was taken by the school.
For a second offense, parents would be required to participate in a parenting class on bullying, and would be asked to attend a bullying resolution conference.
Three or more offenses in the same school year would result in a court citation and a $500 fine and/or community service.
Read Barry's blog on the proposed legislation here.