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April 26th, 2011

Senate passes bullying bill
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that would allow Texas schools to prohibit bullying, both in person and online.Houston state Sen. John Whitmire's bill requires schools to develop a policy to prohibit, prevent and punish students who bully others. The bill passed on a 30-1 vote.

Hall Measure to Fight Cyber Bullying in Schools Approved by California State Assembly
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Assembly today approved AB 227 by Assembly member Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), which would require California school districts seeking federal or state education technology grants to develop comprehensive programs to fight cyber bullying and keep children safe while using computers at school. The measure was approved on a bipartisan vote of 54 to 20.

Nebraskan Sentenced For Sexting Minnesota Teen
CROFTON, Neb. (AP) - A 50-year-old Crofton man has been given 12 years in federal prison for receiving and transporting child pornography. A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Michael Tramp’s sentence includes five years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

Police: Sexting tip leads to arrest of teacher accused of having sex with student
CHARLOTTE -- A teacher at a Charlotte school was arrested late Monday night and accused of having sex with a student.
Raphael Yeary, who is a history teacher at Marie G. Davis Military and Global Leadership Academy, is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Plea deal in Phoebe Prince bullying case
HARTFORD, Conn. — One of six teens charged in the notorious Massachusetts bullying case of a 15-year-old Irish immigrant who committed suicide has struck a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to new court documents.



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