New Bullying Policy Discussed During Seaman Board Meeting

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The seaman school district's board Monday discussed a new bullying policy reflecting a law signed by the governor earlier this year.

The bill, called Loren's Law, now states staff members can be considered bullies at school.

Loren was 10 years old when he was bullied by his fifth grade teacher. In February, he went in front of house members telling his story to get the bill passed.

Seaman leaders say it's not easy to stop bullying in schools, but they're heading in the right direction.

"I think we'd all like to see a little bit nicer, kinder, gentler world out there and I think policies like this can help educate young people maybe at an earlier age of what's appropriate and what's not appropriate," said Assistant USD 345 superintendent Carolyn Orozco. "I think it's all about educating people."

Officials also worked on an updated cyber-bullying policy, making it easier for administrators to deal with the issues.