Washington Gov. Gary Locke and other top state officials on Jan. 25 announced the filing of an anti-bullying bill that would require every school district to create a policy to deal with student harassment on school property. The bill was touted as a way to head off incidents that could lead to school violence.

"The bullying we remember as kids is not the bullying we know today," said Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire. "We must go after this code of silence that exists in our schools today."



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