In an attempt to 'crack down' on bullying, police in Shawano, Wisconsin say they will be holding the parents of bullies accountable and slap them with fines up to $681.
Shawano Police Chief Mark Kohl told NBC26 News, “It creates an avenue for us to work with parents to help find solutions. At this point there’s no initial complaints or concerns out there, we’re just being proactive in working with the community to address this.”
The legislation works like this: if the parents of someone under the age of 18 is bullying other students, they are given a 90-day warning from police. If the parent doesn't put a stop to the so-called bullying, they are fined $366. If there's a second offensive within a year, they are fined $681.
Some parents agree with the policy while others don't.
One woman told NBC, “I really believe parents should just discipline their kids in the right way, and I think it’s a good idea.”
“I don't think fining is the answer,” another said.
This will only lead down a very, very slippery slope. How long until we start getting fined for things such as "microaggressions" or "triggering" others?
Nothing good can come of this.