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May 4th, 2011

NH Senate rejects changes to anti-bullying law
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject changes to the state's anti-bullying law that received strong support from the House, such as limiting school responsibility in dealing with off-campus incidents.

House passes tougher measures on school bullies
AUSTIN, Texas— The Texas House wants to institute tougher rules for dealing with school bullies.The bill authored by Arlington state Rep. Diane Patrick adds cyber-bullying to the definition of harassment that schools can punish. The proposed law would also require schools to teach staff how to identify and respond to bullying.

Bill banning sex offenders' use of Internet temporarily stalled in House committee
BATON ROUGE -- Legislation that would ban the use of social networking sites and the Internet by convicted sex offenders who had used the devices to commit their previous crime bogged down in a House committeetoday when lawmakers questioned how it could be enforced.

Toledo junior high coach quits over sexting
TOLEDO, OH (WTVG) -- A Washington Local school teacher and track coach resigns admist allegations he was sexting an underage girl on his track team.School leaders say this was not a physical relationship, but the teacher crossed the line in an unprofessional way. 

2 teens in Mass. bullying case get probation
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Two Massachusetts teens accused of harassing a 15-year-old classmate who later hanged herself were sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation, the first of five anticipated plea deals in a case that drew worldwide attention to school bullying.

Bullying Case Against A South Jersey School Board Moves Forward
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) - The New Jersey attorney general’s office has announced that it finds “probable cause” against a Gloucester County board of education for allegedly not taking appropriate measures to put a stop to race-based bullying of a student.

Jones County man arrested, charged with possession of child pornography
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County Justice Court judge set bond at $225,000 dollars cash for a Jones County man on Wednesday charged with three counts of possession of child pornography. Jesse Mapp, 27, of Ellisville was arrested thanks to "a combination of technologies to help track down suspected child predators," said police.

Telling research on bullying
Tucson - Several incidents of bullying in Tucson area schools are worrying parents.New research is underway to find causes of bullying, so we can work on prevention. The University of Arizona's College of Education is starting a large scale, 3-year study thanks to a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.



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