By Lynn Bonner, Jennifer Klahre and Luci Chavez
Charlotte, N.C. — Students and administrators might as well be living on different planets when it comes to school bullying.
Students across the state say it is common for bullies to taunt and hit them or their classmates, and for teachers to do little to stop it. Superintendents and principals say bullying is a small problem and policies to discourage it work well.
Into the divide comes a bill that awaits Gov. Bev Perdue’s signature to make it law. The bill is meant to protect students who are harassed for a variety of specific reasons such as race, religion or disabilities. It also would protect students from being tormented because of their real or perceived sexual orientation. Full story.
Filed under: Anti-bullying, Bullying, Effects of Bullying, School Anti-Bullying Policies, School Violence | Tagged: Anti-bullying, Bev Perdue, Bullying, Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Hopewell High School, Joe Hackney, School Safety, School Violence, Tom Tillis, William Harrison |