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Bill would ban 'cyberbullying'

5 years ago April 20, 2010 Apr 20, 2010 Tuesday, April 20 2010 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:21:39 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A bill proposed by Rep. Roy Burrell of Shreveport would make "cyberbullying" a crime.

The House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to debate the measure today.

The bill comes as a bullying case in Massachusetts has received national attention.

Six high school students are charged with bullying a 15-year-old girl who eventually killed herself.

Prosecutors say the girl endured months of threats, including on Facebook and through other electronic forms.

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