Last summer, Debbie Johnston’s 15-year old son Jeffrey committed suicide after years of being bullied. The Trafalagar Middle School teacher has been on a crusade to get a law passed that cracks down on bullies and gives educators more tools to stop the abuse and force administrators to punish students who bully others. One bill has sailed through House Committees...but state senators haven’t begun any debate on a companion measure. Governor Jeb Bush supports the effort and met with Johnston last month. She says lawmakers must approve the bill this session.
“It means the world to be. Had it been in place Jeffrey wouldn’t have gone through the two years of torment that he had because it could have been addressed and this student who goes on to bully others is still not getting treatment.”
State lawmakers have only three more weeks to pass legislation before they adjourn in May
Thursday, May 23rd
Last update08:00:00 AM EST