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


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.

On:           Apr 29, 2010
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    • Lamar


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

      Every time I see his picture I feel like crying.

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