House advances amendment to law that will notify parents of school fights posted online

The amendment is in response to the death of Central Regional High School student Adriana Kuch who died by suicide after she was assaulted in school and bullied.

Matt Trapani

Mar 24, 2023, 10:33 PM

Updated 475 days ago

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to unanimously advance an amendment to a law that would require school officials to notify parents about any video recordings of violent incidents in schools.
The amendment is in response to the death of Central Regional High School student Adriana Kuch who died by suicide after she was assaulted in school and bullied. Video of that assault was posted on social media.
The amendment was introduced by Republican Rep. Chris Smith after Kuch’s death.
"It seems to me out of an abundance of caution, respect and concern for the well-being of these individuals - these young people - having the school leaders step up and say, ‘We know of a video recording, we've gotta make sure the parents know,’” Smith says.
The amendment would add to the Parents Bill of Rights Act that requires schools to notify parents of their rights regarding the education of their children.


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