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Wisconsin towns push to stop bullying by fining parents


Threatening parents with a fine might be one way to stop a bully.

Several towns in Wisconsin now will fine parents who refuse to keep their children and teens from bullying others — a novel tactic that’s sparking interest from around the globe.

Shawano, Wis., a town of 9,300 people about 40 miles northwest of Green Bay, is the latest to pass an ordinance that holds parents of bullies accountable. Parents could be fined $366 for the first offense and $681 for the second offense in a year.


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