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New Castle News (Newspaper) - September 02, 2015, New Castle, Pennsylvania Castle news i new Castle. A. Wednesday. September 2, 2015 a-3 Law from Page a1 address it. Lam Incus i said. Quot we defer most cases to the schools because they Are Iii the Hest position to address tile problem. Every school District in Lawrence county has personnel Counselor nurses pay ecologists principals and teachers All of whom Are trained in How to address bullying issues a Quot la an incident occurs during a school activity tin child is encouraged to report that to tin school officials As Well a he said. However if the problem involves severe physical or egregious harassment or if it rises to Levels of extreme then Law enforcement needs to know and can and will step in he said. If something is happen my in a neighbourhood the victim and his parents should notify the local police he said. Quot we take every complaint seriously hut our actions depend on the severity of the most bullying in the schools is addressed first by the the school officials he said of it is severe enough the District will request the help of the local police. An exception. Liman Usa pointed out is sexual abuse a a form of bullying that includes unwanted touching of private areas advances pressure and threats and harassment to get some one to commit sexual acts. That is handled strictly by Law enforce ment and the school Steps aside Quot sexual abuse is not left up to the discretion of the schools Quot he said rallies there is protocol that must be followed by Law and it is one instance where Law enforcement takes priority. Quot we assess the actual complain he said. Quot the protocol tells the schools to report it to the police then step aside so the police can handle he cited an exam pie of sexual bullying where a male liked a girl and she did t like him Back. He wanted Lier to do sexual related tilings with him and it started with persuasion. Then it led to name ailing then attempted touching Quot that Type of bully Jug is something tin school should refer to the police a he said. The Law and cube bullying bullying on social Media is another Avenue bullies in finding to belittle their Peers but a Law that became effective Only to this year As an amendment to the state crimes code makes it a Misdemeanour offence to harass a child through social Media. Sections of in Sylva a consolidated statues state that a person is committing Caber harass ment of a child if there is intent to harass annoy or alarm tin person by engaging in a continuing course of conduct directly to a child or by Pulica Don through an electronic social Media service that intent includes seriously disparaging statements or opinions about a child s physical characteristics sexuality sexual activity or mental arid physical health or condition or if there is a threat to inflict harm. The Laws provides that if a Caber bullying offender is charged with a violation tin judicial authority shall give first consideration to the refer Ling offender charged to a diversionary program. As part of the diversionary program tin authorities May order the juvenile offender to participate in an educational program that includes Legal and non Legal consequences of Caber harassment Salem pointed out that if bullying behaviour is reported on a social Media site tin police there can investigate the matter and file charges under the Law. Whether the victim or the offender Are in the City s Juristic lion. That Means that if the bullied party lives in new Castle but the offender lives in Ohio and is using a computer Iii Ohio he or she still could in1 prosecuted by the new Castle police. Quot hut on social Media like in the schools we re not aware of it until somebody tells us Quot he said. A lot of tin youths As a smart move will take murder conviction upheld for former councilman Beaver Are the Pennsylvania Superior court has upheld tilt third degree murder conviction of a former Borough councilman who killed a woman in 1979. Monday s ruling Leal firmed 68 year old Cleg Ory Scott Hopkins sen Terne of eight to 16 years in prison for tin death of 23 year old Catherine Walsh. Prosecutors say Walsh was found dead in her apartment. Hopkins admitted ii to my an affair with Walsh but denied having a role in her death. Investigators were Able to link Dan found at the crime scene with hop Kinsy Dan retrieved from a cup in had disc aided at the Bilge water Muon i pal building in 2010. Free delivery amp pick up residential a commercial 30,20,19,19,13,10 Yako dumpsters available same Day deliver available senior discount a Yew Aller Rolloff com 4665 Perry Highway Volant a 724-674-1619 Ash poly Winn exx is Mace Usa Hohn sep place Katherine elber 3rpplace screen shots of the con tent of the bullying text to preserve ii because it May later he deleted. He recommends them doing that because those screen shots can he used As Evi Deuce dining a criminal plot ceding he said. Quot social bullying is the fastest glowing trend of online bullying a human Cusa said. For the police to investigate they get the in address and scrip numbers of the computers involved and the police can Access them using certain accounts. People often create like la rebook pages and done to protect t them hut All of those can he tracked he said. Lain Arcusa said his office has prosecuted juveniles for bullying and those cases go through the juvenile court system. Juveniles anyone under 18 can be pros kilted Foi a crime by the police or Agency by filing of a juvenile petition which lists individual crimes with appropriate punishment. He recalled a Case where a kith grader and an eighth grader lived in the same neighbourhood and the 10th grader started out verbally abusing the younger child. The problem escalated to a physical assault he said. The loth grader s conduct was isolated to the one child hut there were reported incidents of physical assault and the loth grader was prosecuted through the juvenile court Lamancusa said. Help at school the new Castle area school District and other districts Are fortunate to have resource officers in every school during the Day who can Field bul lying complaints Salem said in new Castle they Are City Polit e officers who ire paid by the Dis hid to have a presence there ail Day. If a youth lodges a bully my complaint the officer with the school administrators will counsel both sides before the bullying id Dent escalates into some thing worse. The school resource officers go beyond the traditional role and try to resolve issues at a school level Salem said. He worked As a school resource officer for a few years and saw a lot of students being harassed by others lie said. Quot it was often resolved by sitting them Down together and talking a he said adding that on rare occasions charges had to he filed against the offenders bullying can Fie used in forms of harassment sometimes assault and could escalate to robbery or terroristic threats he said. Quot we file appropriate charges As juvenile pet he pointed out that while children often Don t want to come for Waul about bullying they can submit tips on the police web site at , and the City police will follow up on them if they Are criminal in nature. Students also can Contact their school resource officer by Leav lug a message or text at 724 856 0692. Quot our school resort re is officers work Well with the administrators of the school and they interview and talk to the kids a Salem said. A most cases Are resolved by them speaking to both sides and giving warn lugs of the consequences. Only a Small percentage end up with us filing a juvenile there have been times too when students might feel so dejected Over being bullied that they have contemplated or attempted suicide. According to Salem the school Counselor Are there to help victims of verbal bullying of the situation escalates victim services can assist and the police will irn medi lately Contact appropriate services for a child to be evaluated he said. Quot we Are actually required to do that if we hear that anyone is threatening to Hurt them selves or email Wachter Ann Hui anon Squal it x meats Mio so nit ii Market Street. New Wilmington pm 724-946-3508 featured weekly items u s d a Choice. Boneless new York strip steaks 29 it trip s $9 la u s d a Choice. Boneless rib Eye steaks 29 10 la a Hor hot to supper i our own store made italian sausage $599 my la Deli Kut in hmm Sci grandmas potato salad 1 Macaroni salad a coleslaw $4199 a in la. Lean amp meaty pork baby Back ribs $399 farm fresh Boneless. 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