Advocates push for tougher AL bullying laws

(WTVM) - While Alabama now has an anti-harassment law on the books, some wonder if the student harassment prevention act of 2009 goes far enough to protect students from bullying.

The law doesn't use the word "bullying" anywhere in writing.

Alabama is one of 49 states to enact anti-harassment laws for students. It's one of only two states that omits the word "bully."

Alabama School Connection, an education watchdog group, recommends that legislators join the other 47 states by adding the term "bullying" to the act. They said that "the children in Alabama schools certainly deserve to learn in an environment free from bullying and harassment."

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