Posted: Apr 20, 2010 8:53 AM by Katie Durio
Updated: Apr 20, 2010 8:53 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Harassing or intimidating someone by
text message, e-mail or posts on social networking sites like
Facebook would be deemed "cyberbullying" and would be a crime
under a bill proposed by a Shreveport lawmaker.
The House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to debate the
measure by Rep. Roy Burrell on Tuesday.
The bill comes as a bullying case in Massachusetts has received
national attention. Six high school students are charged with
bullying a 15-year-old girl who eventually killed herself.
Prosecutors say the girl endured months of threats, including on
Facebook and through other electronic forms.