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School bullying: when the shadow of prison hangs over school

2021-12-01T19:37:25.631Z

The offense in a school environment could be punishable by 3 to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 to 150,000 euros.



"

If we come to a situation of judicialization, it is because everything that happened before has failed"

, argued in front of the Chamber the deputy MoDem Erwan Balanant, bearer of a bill aimed at step up the fight against bullying at school.

Studied on December 1 by the Assembly as part of an accelerated procedure, it will arrive at the Senate on January 12.

Main measure, which gives rise to the most debate: the creation of a specific criminal offense of school bullying, punishable by 3 to 10 years' imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 to 150,000 euros, depending on the seriousness of the acts committed - which ranges from incapacity for work of less than eight days to suicide or attempted suicide of the victim.

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Of course, these maximum penalties are theoretically higher, but they are not necessarily intended to be applied

”, explains deputy Balanant, who refers to juvenile justice.

Which, according to "

the excuse of minority

", automatically divides

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Source: lefigaro

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