Bill would have students disciplined for sexting

Feb 28, 2016 2:15 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state lawmaker is carrying a bill that would let schools suspend or expel kids for sexting - sharing sexually explicit material via text message.

Democratic Assemblyman Ed Chau of Arcadia says Assembly Bill 2536 would also require that health classes include information on the perils of sharing scandalous content.

The Sacramento Bee reports Saturday, the bill specifically deals with images or video and focuses on cases where the message has "the effect of humiliating or harassing a pupil."

Chau says California law isn't clear on whether principals can discipline pupils for sexting.

He says his bill would spell out administrators' authority and discretion and teach students about the dangers of sexting.

Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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