Central Schools in Louisiana consider strict bullying policy

By Chante Dionne Warren
The Advocate

CENTRAL, Louisiana — School bullies may stand head and shoulders above their victims, but newer and more menacing threats are those who use text-messaging and e-mail to harass other students, said Central school system officials.

The Central School Board is scheduled to consider at its July 13 meeting a proposal spelling out grounds to expel students who commit serious acts of bullying. The board’s meeting will be at 6 p.m., 14025 Greenwell Springs Road.

Among such grounds would be the latest threat, cyber harassment, said Robert Williams, director of student services.

“Because of the changes in culture and students having more access to technology use, bullying has expanded beyond the old aspect of the physical bullying,” Williams said. “It has now become the mental aspect. With cell phones, students can write and e-mail one another with intimidating messages. This is going on nationwide.” Full story.


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