Cyberbullying will become a crime in Michigan this March

Cyberbullying will become a crime in Michigan this March
Before leaving office last month, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill into law and it goes into effect in March. (Source: Gray News)

(Gray News) - Cyberbullying could become a thing of the past in Michigan.

House Bill 5017 makes the act a crime and violators could face jail time, according to WDIV.

Any threat of violence against another person online could result in a misdemeanor. Repeated threats that end in violence or death could result in a 10-year-prison sentence.

Before leaving office last month, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill into law and it goes into effect in March.

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