New ordinance to fine parents of children caught bullying in Wisconsin town

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SHAWANO, Wisc. — Parents of children caught bullying in a Wisconsin town may have to pay a fine because of a new city ordinance.

The ordinance states that police and school district officials will notify parents of children accused of bullying. The parents will have 90 days after they are notified to stop the bullying from happen.

If officials receive reports that the child is still bullying other students, then the parents will be fined $366, according to NBC26. A second offense will cost $681.

The move comes after 18-year-old Jakob Wagner opened fire outside of the Antigo High School Prom, injuring two students.

Those who knew Wagner, who was fatally shot by police responding to the scene, said he had been bullied by his peers in school.