Bill to Track Bullying

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SPRINGFIELD--Some state lawmakers want to tackle the issue of bullying by tracking it and giving that information to parents. 

A bill that just passed in the house would require schools to submit information to the state board of education.

The school would have to record the number of bullying reports, the number of investigations the number of substantiated cases of bullying and the outcomes and actions taken. 

Christine Alexander, who says her daughter was bullied, says it is a step in the right direction. "Maybe if they do have to report it, they'll start taking greater actions and get something done to protect the kids at school and to stop the bullying," Alexander says. 

All of that information would be available online. 

 

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