Parents could face fine for child’s bullying

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SHAWANO, Wisconsion– School bullying is a prevalent problem in America today. Now, one school is looking to punish parents whose children cannot seem to help themselves but cause problems for others.

A town in Wisconsin, Shawano, near Green Bay, has passed an ordinance that would allow police to fine parents of children who are bullying other students, NBC26 reported.

After a complaint would be filed, parents have 90 days to improve their child’s behavior.

If the parents are unable and the bullying continues, parents could face a $366 fine.

After that, an additional fine of $681 could be applied if the malicious behavior did not cease.

This ordinance is not limited to simply bullying at school, but also applies to cyber-bullying, which can occur at all hours on social media.