There is a new law in a New York town which holds parents accountable when their children bully other children. Being held accountable means the parents could face jail time.
The law went into effect Oct. 1 in the Niagara County city of North Tonawanda.
According to the NY Daily News, members of the North Tonawanda common council hope the new law will put an end to bullying.
Parents could be fined $250 and sentenced to 15 days in jail if twice in a 90-day period their minor child violates the city’s curfew or any other city law, including bullying.
North Tonawanda officials say the law is geared toward minors who repeatedly bully other children in public places. This law comes after four teens were reportedly kicked out of North Tonawanda Middle School for alleged bullying.
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