Wisconsin town to fine parents of bullying children

Wisconsin town to fine parents of bullying children

Wisconsin town to fine parents of bullying children

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

MONONA, Wis. - Parents of children who bully may be ticketed by police and fined in municipal court under a new local law in Monona.

Under a new ordinance, police will first warn parents but will issue a $114 ticket if their child keeps bullying another child.

Police Chief Wally Ostrenga said he expects the ordinance will be used sparingly and only in cases where parents are uncooperative. Ostrenga says sometimes parents don't want to talk to police because they may think their children can do no wrong.

The chief says parents who make a good-faith effort to address their child's behavior would not be ticketed.

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