- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Parents in eastern Montana are asking schools to intervene in cases of bullying following three recent suicides of several students.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1RmBNiV ) that a group of concerned parents and community members have requested the Laurel school district to change the way it addresses bullying after a recent student’s suicide.

Laurel School District Board of Trustees Chairman Doug Lebrun says a committee will review the district’s current policy and compare it to those already in place at other schools.

Montana law requires every school district to adopt an anti-bullying policy, but doesn’t have any punishment requirements, investigation or reporting procedures.

Critics of the current system say they don’t feel filling out a report is stopping their child from being bullied.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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