Children wait in line to go to class on the first day of school following the summer holidays on September 3, 2013 in Lyon. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y.
A new anti-bullying law in a town in metro Buffalo, New York, could land parents in jail, if their child is caught bullying other children.
The North Tonawanda Common Council passed the ordinance last week and hopes the new law will help end bullying by holding parents accountable for their children’s behavior, WIVB-TV reported. The law also applies to parents whose children violate the city’s curfew.
If a child is found in violation of the new ordinance or city curfew twice in a 90-day period, the parents could pay a $250 fine or spend 15 days in jail, according to WIVB.