NJ senator calls for anti-bully law after suicide

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By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI and BILL NEWILL,
Associated Press Writers Bruce Shipkowski And Bill Newill, Associated Press Writers
10-6-10

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg said Wednesday he’ll introduce legislation requiring colleges to adopt a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment following the suicide of a student whose gay sexual encounter in his dorm room was broadcast online.

Lautenberg, D-N.J., made the announcement at a town meeting on the Rutgers University campus in memory of 18-year-old freshman Tyler Clementi.

Clementi, a promising violinist, jumped off the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River on Sept. 22 after the intimate images of him with another man were webcast, and his body was identified days later.

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2 Responses to “NJ senator calls for anti-bully law after suicide”

  1. Clay Boggess Says:

    This is a sad story. You never know how something like this will affect another person. I’m sure that his roommate will have to deal with the guilt for the rest of his life.


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