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Texas Senate Considering Bill That Would Transfer Bullies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is expected to take up

several bills that aim to ban bullying in schools.

The Senate Committee on Education will hear testimony Tuesday

morning on different versions of legislation that would prohibit

bullying in any form, including cyber-bullying.

Fort Worth Democrat Sen. Wendy Davis filed a bill that would

require school officials to go through training to identify signs

of bullying and equip them to handle incidents.

Her bill would also require that the bully be transferred to a

different class or school rather than the victim, as is current

practice. She said requiring victims to change their lifestyle

victimizes them twice.

Davis said anyone in a role responsible for the state's

children--at the state or local level--should take steps to prevent

bullying.

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