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Associated Press, Published January 02 2011

North Dakota attorney general promotes bullying laws

BISMARCK – The North Dakota attorney general’s office is promoting proposals to make bullying illegal.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem lists the legislation among his priorities for the 2011 session. A spokeswoman for Stenehjem said his office has been working for several weeks on details for the planned legislation.

North Dakota is believed to be one of only a handful of states that has yet to pass legislation on bullying.

An attorney for the Fargo School District said last month that a tentative out-of-court agreement has been reached with a former student over allegations that the student had been repeatedly bullied by classmates.

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