WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - "I've always said, schools don't grade bullies," said West Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Rocky Killion.
Schools may not grade bullies, but the Indiana Department of Education now requires schools to have a plan in place to teach students how to prevent bullying from happening.
"October 15, schools were to have some kind of training for their students with regards to anti-bullying," said Killion.
Killion said they've had anti-bullying policies in place for quite some time now, but he said this year, they've tried a few new things.
"We brought in a special speaker to work with our kids, and to really talk about the entire issue, if you will, of anti-bullying," said Killion.
The education isn't just focused on preventing bullying in school, it also targets bullying on the internet.
Benton Community Schools Superintendent Destin Haas said cyber bullying has become a big problem and it's one they're looking to stop.
"That's where a lot of times it happens," said Haas. "You know, something's done on social media or via text message, and then it's brought into the school setting, and then we can take proper procedures to handle that."
Those procedures include filling out a form describing the bullying incident.
By summer 2014, every school district will have to turn over a report that details reported bullying incidents to the Indiana Department of Education.
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