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Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover’s Legacy: Massachusetts’ Anti-Bullying Bill Heads to Gov’s Desk

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Both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature yesterday passed a reconciled anti-bullying bill, which now heads to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk, who is expected to sign it. Not only does the bill cover classroom bullying, it reaches into cyber-bullying as well, in nods to both Phoebe Prince and Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, the 11-year-old from Springfield who killed himself in August after taunts about his sexuality.

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 29, 2010
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  • 3 Comments
    • Lamar
      Lamar

      Great!!!

      Apr 30, 2010 at 10:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      Every time I see his picture I feel like crying.

      Apr 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Baxter
      Baxter

      So is the next step that we’re going to start throwing people in jail for being mean? Do children not have First Amendment rights too?

      Apr 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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