A new ordinance in the city of Shawano calls for fines for parents of children
who bully other children.
WFRV, now that this ordinance has been approved, police in Shawano
are going to work with Shawano School District officials to talk with parents
of children who are bullying other children.
parents will then have 90 days after they're informed by police of their
child's behavior to intervene, and put a stop to it.
If the bullying continues, the ordinance
calls for the parent(s) to be fined $366.
If there is a second offense within one
year, the parent(s) will be fined $681.
WFRV spoke with the principal of Shawano
Community High School. He said he would be meeting with the Shawano Police
Department in the coming weeks to discuss how he and his staff will help
implement the new ordinance when necessary.
The ordinance comes amid a heightened
awareness of the impact of bullying. This, after an 18-year-old gunman opened
fire outside the Antigo High School prom on Saturday, April 23rd. Two students
were struck by gunfire and hurt.
Students who knew Jakob Wagner, the gunman
who died at the hospital after he was shot by police, said he had been bullied.