New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Combat Bullying By School Staff

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New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Combat Bullying By School Staff

by Sean D. Dias on June 1, 2012

New Jersey has some of the strictest laws in the nation when it comes to harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools, but what happens when the teachers are the bullies?

On the heels of several highly publicized cases of bullying by school staff, New Jersey Senator Diane Allen has introduced legislation that would enact tougher discipline.

The bill specifically extends New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act to bullying at the hands of teachers and other school employees. Below are several key provisions of the legislation, as outlined by Sen. Allen:

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