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Gov. Dayton Approves Tougher Anti-Bullying Law in Minn.

Updated: 04/09/2014 6:32 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 7:25 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

An anti-bullying law that replaces one some found too weak is now in place.
    
Gov. Mark Dayton used an outdoor ceremony Wednesday to sign a bill toughening Minnesota's stand against bullying. The bill passed overnight after a protracted House debate.
    
Supporters say it will provide a safer learning environment for children. Critics argue it will subject more kids to punishment for expressing their religious beliefs or engaging in other youthful behavior.
    
The bill requires school districts to track and investigate cases of bullying and directs schools to better train staff and teachers on how to prevent it. Current law requires school districts to have a bullying policy but doesn't include details on what the policy should contain.

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