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Bill would ban 'cyberbullying'

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Posted: Apr 20, 2010 5:21 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Rep. Roy Burrell, Shreveport, cyberbullying, text messages, social networking sites, Facebook, harassment, internet, computer, legislative, session, bill, crime

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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