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article imageWisconsin town to charge fine for schoolyard bullying

By Owen Weldon     Jun 4, 2013 in World
Parents who live in the town of Monona, Wisconsin will face fines if their kids are the subject of complaints about bullying on the schoolyard.
According to RawStory, on May 20 the local ordinance passed, and now parents will face a $114 fine within three months after receiving a written notice about their kids behavior.
According to GlobalPost, Wally Ostrenga, the Monona Police Chief, said that the ordinance will be used as a last resort, and that it was passed due to a recent rash of school shootings, as well as suicides among teens across the country.
According to Green Bay Press Gazette, the director of the National Bullying Prevention Center in Bloomington, Minn., Julie Hertzog, said that this is the first time she has heard of this type of ordinance.
The League of Wisconsin Municipalities said that it could not find any other local ordinances of its kind in the state.
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