2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-24-100.3. School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act – Definitions.
A. As used in the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act:
1. “Bullying” means any pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal or electronic communication directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or physical results for the targeted individual or group and is communicated in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student;
2. “At school” means on school grounds, in school vehicles, at school-sponsored activities, or at school-sanctioned events;
3. “Electronic communication” means the communication of any written, verbal, pictorial information or video content by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, a mobile or cellular telephone or other wireless telecommunication device, or a computer; and
4. “Threatening behavior” means any pattern of behavior or isolated action, whether or not it is directed at another person, that a reasonable person would believe indicates potential for future harm to students, school personnel, or school property.
B. Nothing in this act shall be construed to impose a specific liability on any school district.
Added by Laws 2002, c. 149, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2002. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 216, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2008; Laws 2013, c. 311, § 2.
H.B. 1661, signed by the governor on June 10, 2013. http://openstates.org/ok/bills/2013-2014/HB1661/documents/OKD00017374/. Interestingly, schools no longer need a policy that “prohibits” bullying but rather need one that “addresses” it.
S.B.1941, 2008: 70 Oklahoma Statutes §24-100.3; Adopts a School Bullying Prevention Act that orders School Districts to adopt a policy for Harassment and bullying that included electronic forms.;
H.B. 2215/ S.B. 992 enact the Bully Prevention Act, define bullying; amend 70 O.S. 2001, Section 24-100 http://www.bullypolice.org/ok_law.html
Criminal electronic harassment: Obscene, threatening or harassing telecommunication or other electronic communications