Tina Meier, mother of Megan Meier, testifies in favor of anti-bullying legislation
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Tina Meier, mother of Megan Meier, testifies in favor of anti-bullying legislation

Date: February 8, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau

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Tina Meier, mother of bullied teen Megan Meier, testified in favor of proposed anti-bullying legislation.
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Wrap: A Missouri House bill would create new policies that would make students and teachers more accountable.

Tina Meier told the committee that bullying needs to be treated differently.

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Description: And when they feel that there are adults that don't care,who say brush it off, don't worry about it, ignore it, this is why children feel that adults don't understand.

Meier's daughter Megan hanged herself in 2006 after being bullied on her Myspace profile.

The bill would also make schools plan out their new anti-bullying policies and train employees and volunteers in the policies.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.


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