School Bullying Bill Advances

School Bullying Bill Advances

Under a state House bill approved in the Senate, Oklahoma school officials would be required to tell local law enforcement about incidents of bullying.

It's carried in the Senate by Senator James Halligan, of Stillwater.

"What we're trying to do is give them a framework and some model policies that they would have at the state level and then they could modify that as they deemed appropriate, ... at the local level," Halligan said.

Some lawmakers worry the bill would take some autonomy from local school districts.

The bill passed the Senate, but since it was amended, it must go back to the House.

(Sen. James Halligan (R) - Stillwater.)


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