Half of Allen County schools report zero bullying cases

Half of Allen County schools report zero bullying cases

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 10:29 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 10:29 PM

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áhalf of all allen county schools reported áno bullying last year - leaving many parents to question how that's possible. good evening ... i'm hunter petroviak.the indiana department of education says this year is the áfirst time every school in the state reported their bullying incidents.many of the schools are reporting very few ... if any at all.fox 55's cody butler has more. 42 of allen county's 84 public schools reported zero bullying incidents during the last school year.that has many parents questioning if those numbers are valid.state law requires schools across indiana to report the number of bullying cases every year to gauge how schools are handling them. the department of education says this is the first year every school submitted their numbers. but many of those numbers are still low. indiana defines bullying repeated unwanted physical ... verbal or cyber behavior that creates a hostile school environment.no high school in allen county reported more than five cases of bullying . the state department of education says reporting these numbers have turned into a double edge sword for schools. fort wayne community schools 3 spokeswoman krista stockman says just because they are reporting few cases ... doesn't mean they aren't addressing issues that come up. some parents like melissa hoover don't think the law goes far enough ... because it doesn't spell out consequences for students and their parents hoover pulled her daughter from f-w-c-s because of bullying ... now she's hoping to for more severe consequences... including a fine for the bully's parents. 3 if you don't think your child's school is accurately reporting bullying ... you can contact the school or the department of education.that information is on our
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