Parents can now face jail time if their kid is a bully

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Parents can now face jail time if their kid is a bully

Parents of bullies in North Tonawanda, New York, could be fined and jailed under a new law.

Now, parents could be fined $250 and sentenced to 15 days in jail if their child violates the city's curfew or any city law, including bullying, twice within a 90-day period.

The town council hope that the law will put a stop to bullying by forcing parents to take responsibility for their children's actions, NY Daily News reported.

"We didn't feel like maybe anything was being done and then all of a sudden I heard about this ordinance going through so it was shocking and welcomed", said Victoria Crago. It happened off school grounds, but it pushed Crago to do something.

North Tonawanda isn't the first town to go after the parents of bullies.

The law comes after 4 teens were kicked out of North Tonowanda Middle School for alleged bullying.

Authorities in North Tonawanda, including the school superintendent and the mayor, are all in favor of jailing a parent for allegations against their children.

"We want the message out there that we're serious about this".

It's a sentiment echoed by North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas, who told WIVB News that the focus is on prevention, rather than punishment.

Tonawanda City Attorney, Luke Brown, says the law is more about getting parents to engage "in the process" and to find solutions.

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