Michigan Senate passes anti-bullying law

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November 30, 2011


LANSING, Michigan: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that will require schools to adopt anti-bullying and harassment policies. Under the bill, districts will have six months to file their new plans with the state. Schools are expected to adopt and implement policies which protect students from bullying as well as witnesses of bullying. The bill is named after Matt Epling of East Lansing. His family said the 14-year-old took his own life 40 days after a hazing incident by upperclassmen.[1][2]

Michigan is the 48th state to adopt an anti-bullying law, leaving South Dakota and Montana as the only states without such a law.

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