Parents could get fined for their kids' bullying

Posted at 6:59 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 19:59:26-05

PORTAGE COUNTY -- Parents in Portage County could get slapped with a fine if their children repeatedly bully other kids.

The Plover Village Board recently approved the anti-bullying ordinance. It gives police the ability to notify parents if their child is caught bullying.

Parents would be ticketed $124 if their child bullies again with 90 days.


Plover Police Chief Dan Ault wrote and proposed the ordinance. He told the Stevens Point Journal it's intended to hold parents accountable.

“You’re the parent, you’ve got to have some responsibility in this," he said. “If we can intervene before it turns ugly, that’s when we can really make a difference.”