- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A bill that would encourage school districts to crack down on bullying in public schools has passed the Idaho House.

House lawmakers voted 51-18 Monday to approve the plan, which would require principals and superintendents to establish a process for students and teachers to report bullying.

The plan would also include anti-bullying training for teachers.

The bill prompted a lengthy debate from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Rep. Caroline Troy from Genesee, who switched her daughter’s school after she was bullied.

But some Republicans raised concerns over protections for students falsely accused of bullying and potential litigation.

The proposal now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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