Fabian Gonzales and Janie Sauceda
Students in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District have many resources available if they are involved in a bullying situation or find themselves at a crisis point in their lives.
Details of the new David’s Law were shared with students in UCISD last week. San Antonio attorney James Carter outlined the civil and criminal consequences now in force when a student chooses to be a bully.
The legislation was enacted in response to the suicide of Alamo Heights sophomore David Molak, who had endured a long period of cyberbullying. Carter emphasized that cyberbullying can no longer be tolerated and aggressors should be punished. He warned that every action on the internet leaves a digital footprint, is trackable, and is available for presentation in a court procedure.
While Carter pointed to civil and criminal punitive actions, UCISD Superintendent Jeanette Ball points out that there are other resources available to UCISD students, in addition to the relief offered by the new law.
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