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Question: as a younger child i was kinda popilar with a few kids in scghool but then again i was bullied. even though nobody ever handled my problems i learned 2 get over it until recently... lately ive become REALLY mean. would i be considered a bully and if i am could people press charges against me?

Answer: Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidation. The message is clear: create an environment where bullying is not tolerated. Each school is required to have a procedure for students, parents and teachers to confidentially report bullying behavior to a school official to trigger investigation, punishment and prevention of further bullying behavior. (A.R.S. § 15-341). If the bullying acts threaten or actually cause injury to a person or property, then more severe penalties are called for and carried out under Arizona’s criminal laws. (A.R.S. § 13-2911).


For more information, see "Bullying" in the Laws section on this website.

Remember to treat others as you would like to be treated and let us know if you have any further questions.

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On 03/27/09
breann from SC said:
Is it ture that you can't go to jail unless you are 13!
On 03/04/09
H.K from VA said:
Ive been bullyed a lot.i changed schools 3 times already plz help me
On 02/19/09
GH from AZ said:
You should think about how you felt when people bullied you. If you didnt like it, then think about the people who youre being really mean to. Is it fair to take you anger out on them, because of what happend to you in the past?
On 02/09/09
from AL said:
Why have you become mean? Just because you have gone thru some hurt in your life doesn't mean you have make other people go thru the same things. And just because you are "popular" doesn't mean anything. I think you should be nicer than before, and move past your problems. I'm sure you could be pressed with charges if the bullying got far enough.
On 11/21/08
drew from TN said:
sounds like you want someone else to handle your problems for you. good luck in life with that. time to man up. use your noodle and get your solution.
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