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Anti-Bullying Bills Come Before Texas Senate

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011  |  Updated 11:30 AM CDT
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Anti-Bullying Bills Come Before Texas Senate

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The Texas Senate is expected to take up several bills that aim to ban bullying in schools.

The Senate Committee on Education will hear testimony Tuesday morning on different versions of legislation that would prohibit bullying in any form, including cyber-bullying.

Fort Worth Democrat Sen. Wendy Davis filed a bill that would require school officials to go through training to identify signs of bullying and equip them to handle incidents.

Her bill would also require that the bully be transferred to a different class or school rather than the victim, as is current practice. She said requiring victims to change their lifestyle victimizes them twice.

Davis said anyone in a role responsible for the state's children--at the state or local level--should take steps to prevent bullying.

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