§416.13. Student code of conduct; requirement; bullying; prohibition; notice; reporting; accountability
“Bullying” means:
(1) A pattern of any one or more of the following:
(a) Gestures, including but not limited to obscene gestures and making faces.
(b) Written, electronic, or verbal communications, including but not limited to calling names, threatening harm, taunting, malicious teasing, or spreading untrue rumors. Electronic communication includes but is not limited to a communication or image transmitted by email, instant message, text message, blog, or social networking website through the use of a telephone, mobile phone, pager, computer, or other electronic device.

H.B. 1259, Act 989 http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=722683


“Cyberbullying is the trans­mission of any electronic textual, visual, written, or oral communication with the malicious and willful intent to coerce, abuse, torment, or intimidate a person under the age of eighteen…whoever commits the crime of cyberbullying shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.”

H.B. 364, Act 230; (link defunct): Requires local school boards to adopt policies prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying by students and protecting students and employees who report such incidents. Authorizes local school boards to adopt zero tolerance policies for fighting in schools and requires students expelled for fighting to pay for and attend conflict resolution classes with their parents.

H.B. 1458; School board may charge fee to attend conflict resolution class/es, not to exceed $100

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=706646; Provides relative to cyberbullying and student codes of conduct adopted by local school boards, not passed for all School before or by August, 1, 2010.

Reference to off-campus behaviors: “Cyberbullying (for purposes of writing each policy) means: harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student on school property by another student using a computer, mobile phone, or other interactive or digital technology OR harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student while off school property by another student using any such means when the action or actions are intended to have an effect on the student when the student is on school property.” (La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 14:40.7, 17:416.13—http://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2011/rs/title17/rs17-416-13)