More than ten years after it was first introduced to lawmakers, Michigan now has a law on the books to protect students from harassment, intimidation and physical violence.
Governor Rick Snyder signed the anti-bullying bill known as "Matt's Safe School Law" Tuesday afternoon. It was named after Matt Epling, a 14-year-old East Lansing student who committed suicide in 2002 after being bullied. Michigan is the 48th state to have an anti-bullying law on the books. Schools have six months to put policies into place.