Anti-bullying law on the books as students head back to school

A new state anti-bullying law is in effect as students head back to school. The law requires teachers and administrators to file a report within

FORT LEE - A new state anti-bullying law is in effect as students head back to school. The law requires teachers and administrators to file a report within one day of an incident.

In Fort Lee, educators, state legislators and child advocates gathered on the steps of the high school for a news conference. Dr. Stuart Green runs an anti-bullying website, NJBullying.org. He says minorities, such as gay and lesbian students, run the highest risk of being targeted, and therefore they need more school programs to turn to.

Fort Lee School Superintendent Dr. Ray Bandlow tells teachers that for gray areas of the law, "use good professional judgment, recognize you have a responsibility, if the area if it's vague, if the law is not clear, do what you think is right for the kids."

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