New Jersey

Children Sent to Court for Bullying Thanks to New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights

Perhaps not what what intended

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After enacting the strictest anti-bullying law in the country, the state of New Jersey must now hold trials for kids who call each other names on the playground.

An eighth-grader in the village of Ridgewood who allegedly called a girl "horse," "fat," and "fat ass" is just one of a dozen cases that suggest the 2011 law went too far in criminalizing bullying, according to The Star-Ledger.