Wisconsin Rapids city council passes bullying ordinance

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) --- The city of Wisconsin Rapids moved forward with an ordinance that targets bullying Tuesday night.

The motion was passed without any amendments.

Mayor Zach Vruwink tells NewsChannel 7 that parents would get a citation as a last resort if their child is found to be bullying.

The city will not intervene until the school district has exhausted all other options.

The fees start at $50, and go up to $100 and $250.

Mayor Vruwink said this ordinance is not just targeted toward bullying in schools, but in the city in general.

The ordinance will be in place for the upcoming school year.