Legislation approved by Idaho state senators on Thursday would “toughen up” on bullies in Idaho public schools. This would apply to 115 school districts statewide.
If passed by the House, the legislation would require schools to go through professional training on bullying and how to intervene if they witness a student being harassed, including cyber-bullying.
The floor sponsor, Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, says the measure fosters a safe learning environment across the state and addresses an issue gaining national attention: youth suicides.
One opponent of the bill, Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, wonders if they’re "making a mountain out of a molehill".
The measure passed in the Senate 25-8.