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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Parents Of Child Bully's To Get Jail Time

If your kid's a bully in North Tonawanda, N.Y., you could wind up behind bars. 





A new law passed in the city north of Buffalo aims to punish parents of unruly minors too young to face jail time themselves, TV station WIVB 4 reported.

The North Tonawanda Common Council passed the law unanimously last week, according to the station, which threatens parents with up to 15 days of jail time, a $250 fine or both if their child is found to have bullied or attacked another student.

The law also targets parents who host parties with illegal activities or whose kids break curfew, per the Buffalo News. It comes after a wave teenage terror in the city, largely led this year by a pack of middle school boys, a juvenile aid officer told the newspaper.

After a classmates attacked her son in June, Victoria Crago teamed up with other parents to form a Facebook group called "North Tonawanda Coalition for Safe Schools and Streets." The bullies are too young to face jail time, she told WIVB 4, and that's part of the problem.

“I think that these teens have figured out that they can get away with this, which is why they’re repeat offenders," Crago said.

Inspiration for the law came from four towns in Wisconsin that passed similar rules. That was four years ago, the News reported, and it appears no parents have been charged under the laws since.

Police Chief Daniel Ault of Plover, Wis., said public education on the law proved key in his community.

"If you just roll it out, you get, 'It's government regulation, government telling you how to raise your children,'" he told the News. "It's not us telling you how to raise your children. It's us telling you, 'Please raise your children.'"

From USA today.

15 comments:

  1. Correct home training will commence now.

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  2. This wil serve as a deterrent.
    Good one!

    Bullies take a lot of innocent lives. And it's high time something serious is Bn done about it.

    TGW

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  3. Hmmm. I think I like this.
    How some children bullies other quiet children irritates me.
    I hate disrespectful children with all passion.

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  4. The Psycho Guy........11 October 2017 at 17:22

    No cynicism though but is that the answer.....how far will that go in orientating the mindset? A child could use it against a parent......Yankee sef dey crase.

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  5. Very Good law, now the parents will be forced to take responsibility for their kids

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  7. Some parents have no inkling their children are bullies .

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  8. Very good one,the parents will sit up

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  9. I love this. I hope this can be effected throughout USA. Bullying is a serious menace here and I've always blamed the parents. Kids as young as 6 bullying their mates what sort of home training is that? This is a good development. Being a parent is the greatest responsibility anyone can have and raising kids right is hard work but if you can't put in the effort then don't have brats that will become a menace to the society.

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  10. This should be a national thing.
    Some parents are irresponsible, worse than their children.

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  11. Very good development. Now they will raise their children properly or go to jail!

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