Senate unanimously passed anti-bullying legislation.
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Senate unanimously passed anti-bullying legislation.

Date: April 27, 2015
By: Hannah Knight
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 458

Intro: 
The Missouri Senate unanimously passed a bill expanding the definition of bullying within schools.
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Wrap: The bill would tighten Missouri school's anti bullying policy by requiring the policy to be printed in the student handbook. 

St. Louis County Republican Eric Schmitt presented the bill to the Senate.

Actuality:  SCHMID.WAV
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Description: As we send our kids to school and they're there for eight hours a day, at least there's a comfort in knowing that a school district has developed a policy so that they have the ability to learn without the fear of harm.

The bill also requires schools to discipline students for cyberbullying.

The bill is headed back to the House for the review of Senate changes.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight.

Intro: 
A bill requiring school districts to follow a stricter anti bullying policy was passed by the Senate.
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Wrap:The bill defines cyberbullying and requires schools to discipline students who participate in it.

While the bill was passed unanimously,Franklin County Republican Dave Schatz says the issue of bullying should be discussed at home as well.

Actuality:  SCHATZ.WAV
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Description: We're going to throw it on the school. We are going to force the school policy wise to be the parent.

The bill would also require a schools anti bullying policy to be printed in the student handbook and publicized.

The bill is headed back to the House for the review of Senate changes.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight. 

Intro: 
The Senate passed a bill that would require schools to implement a stronger anti bullying policy and it is now headed back to the House.
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Wrap: The bill was passed unanimously by the Senate and would require school districts to follow new regulations.

Kansas City Republican Ryan Silvey says he supports the bill because of events that have occurred in his school district.

Actuality:  SLY.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: While not trying to micromanage we are giving a bare minimum of policy saying you have to at least do these things because this is an important issue that shouldn't be ignored.

The bill would require schools to include an anti bullying policy in their student handbook as well as discipline students for cyberbullying.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight. 


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