Nine months after the inception of Massachusetts anti-bully law, prompted by the tragic suicide of Irish student Phoebe Prince as well as other high profile cases, Attorney General Martha Coakley will hold a first review.
A public hearing will be held in the Statehouse on Wednesday. This hearing will determine how well the law is working and what additional steps should be taken to put a stop to bullying in schools.
Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old student who had recently moved from County Clare with her family, was relentlessly bullied and harassed by her classmates in at South Hadley High School.
The new law has required all schools to develop anti-bullying prevention plans and to crack down on cyber bullying.
Another hearing will be held by Coakley in Springfield on February 17.