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Michigan schools to adopt anti-bullying policies this week

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Every K-12 school in Michigan has to adopt an anti-bullying policy by Wednesday. Michigan was the 48th state to pass a school anti-bullying law.

Martin Ackley is with the Michigan Department of Education. He said the law is very important to help students feel safe.

 "The bottom line is to protect the kids who are being bullied because it is definitely not deserved and it’s not helpful to the kids, to the school, to the families, to the communities and the consequences are dire," Ackley said.

Each school in Michigan will draft its own anti-bullying policy which will include state guidelines. The policies will not be enforced by the state.

Emily Fox- Michigan Radio Newsroom