School employees could be fired for failing to report bullying under a bill filed in the Mississippi Legislature.
The Bullying Deterrent Act would also expand the definition of bullying to include acts that “cause others to harm themselves.”
It would also allow schools, school districts and anyone who fails to report bullying to be held civilly liable for damages that resulted from the failure to do so.
Moreover, bullying would also be included in suicide prevention programs and also fall under criminal simple assault, the bill adds.
The bill number is HB 270, and it is sponsored by State Rep. Nick Bain, D-Corinth.