Parents Can Be Ticketed and Fined for Bullying in One Wisconsin Town
A Wisconsin town is allowing police officers to ticket an alleged bully's parents for a municipal code violation, which could come with a fine of more than $100.
The new tactic is part of a broader ordinance aimed at curbing bullying that was passed by the city council in Monona on May 20.
MyFoxTwinCities.com reports the ordinance is only meant to target people whose children are repeatedly bullying others. The parent or guardian must be informed by an officer of a separate bullying violation by the same individual within the past 90 day before they would face a fine.
Monona Police Chief Wally Ostrenga tells the Wisconsin State Journal the fine is only meant for parents who are unwilling to cooperate with officials seeking to curb bullying by their child, saying parents who are making an effort to address the issue would not be fined.
MyFoxTwinCities.com reports first-time offenders would face a fine of $114, and subsequent violations within the same year would carry fines of $177 each.