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Bullying bill for Florida

Because of the recent high profile suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl.
           Florida State lawmakers are pushing for a new bill that would make bullying illegal.

Lawmakers were joined today by the mother of Rebecca Sedwick.
           Sedwick was repeatedly bullied at school and online, until she took her life.
The proposal would make bullying a first-degree misdemeanor.
    "I believe that we would have been able to have something done about the bullies months before this all happened to us."

If passed the law would also make bullying a third-degree felony, if police find evidence that there was a credible threat involved.