New push for anti-bullying laws
BOSTON -- There is a new push from state lawmakers to pass anti-bullying laws in the wake of a teen suicide.
Phoebe Prince, a South Hadley High School student, took her own life after she was allegedly bullied by classmates.
Lawmakers are hoping her tragic story will help them quickly push new laws through the Senate and the House.
They're aiming to have a proposal ready by next month.
It's not the first time parents and law enforcement officials have called for a crackdown on bullying.
A coalition led by the Anti-Defamation League of New England held a hearing in November to push a bill that would require school districts to respond to bullying.
If the bill makes it through the House and Senate, the State will then have the rest of the legislative session to vote on it and send it to the Governor.
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