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Anti-bullying legislation may have better chance
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

It failed twice, but an anti-bullying bill may have a better chance of being passed next year.

A survey taken last year showed nearly one-third of Wisconsin public high school students say violence is a problem at their school.

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One in five students says he or she has been picked on, harassed or bullied so much that they felt unsafe in the previous year.

Most schools are dealing with the issue of bullying but it's believed more than half of the state's 426 districts do not have a policy in place.

Democrats take control of the Assembly in the next session starting in January.

That, along with the governor's support, is expected to make passage more likely.

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