For Immediate Release - April 29, 2010

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR PATRICK ON THE FINAL PASSAGE OF ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

BOSTON - Thursday, April 29, 2010 - The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick on the passage today by the Massachusetts Legislature of anti-bullying legislation.

"I commend the Legislature for sending comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to my desk. Bullying in our schools can not be tolerated and teachers and administrators need additional tools to ensure our kids are learning in safe and nurturing environments. This bill accomplishes those critical goals. I look forward to signing it quickly so that all students have access to the protections they deserve."

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