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A new Illinois bill that went into effect on Jan. 1 gives school boards and administrators the power to suspend or expel a student if that student threatens a school employee, another student, or any school-related personnel on the Internet via social networking websites or other web-based tools.
"Bullying no longer takes place only at school," says state Rep. Dwight Kay, the sponsor of the bill. "This bill gives school boards and administrators a way to deal with online threats from students towards other students, faculty or anyone else."
Vol. 05, Issue 02, Page 8Published in Print: February 8, 2012, as Internet Threats
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