|Bills would make bullying illegal in Florida|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TAMPA — The mother of a Florida girl who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied said Friday that she’s backing a bill that would make such behavior illegal in the state.
During a news conference, Tricia Norman, along with her attorney and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, said that HB 451 and an accompanying bill in the Florida Senate have been filed. They would make it a first-degree misdemeanor to willfully, maliciously or repeatedly harass or cyberbully another person, and a third-degree felony if there’s a “credible threat” involved in the harassment.
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