west_virginia

As used in this article, “harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional gesture, or any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, communication, transmission or threat…”

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=18&art=2C#02C

2001 West Virginia Acts, H.B. 3023, Chap. 103 (W.Va. Code Ann.18-2C-3); http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2001_SESSIONS/RS/Bills/hb3023%20enr.htm

“Synopsis – 2001 West Virginia Acts, H.B. 3023, Chap. 103 Requires county school boards to develop and adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation or bullying on school property or at school-sponsored events. Requires state board of education to develop a model policy to assist county boards. Requires policy to include definition, statement prohibit­ing harassment, intimidation or bullying, reporting procedures, notification of parents, procedures for response and in­vestigation, process for documentation of incidents, strategy for protecting victims from further harassment or bullying after a report is made and a disciplinary procedure for students found guilty.”

Criminal electronic harassment: Obscene, anonymous, harassing and threatening communications by computer, cell phones and electronic communication devices; penalty.