New York Law Allows Parents To Be Arrested and Fined If Their Kids Do This At School

If it isn't a stupid law in California, it's a stupid law in New York. It would be great if we could just pack up all the liberal New Yorkers, move them out to California, then make California an island of its own out in the middle of the Pacific where they can leave everyone else alone.

But yeah…New York…in North Tonawanda, a law recently went into effect saying that parents can be arrested and put in jail if their children are bullies.

Fortunately for young kids today, many schools (and parents) have become more aware of bullying and taken a much stricter stance on it. But has one town gone too far?

North Tonawanda, a town located in western New York, instated a new rule on Oct. 1 that allows parents to be fined $250 or be sentenced to 15 days in jail if their child violates city laws two or more times within a 90-day span.

City laws include rules against breaking curfew and bullying, which means—you guessed it—parents in North Tonawanda can now go to jail for their kid’s cruel behavior in school.

City officials said the law was specifically designed to help reduce rates of bullying in town after a bullied child’s mom started pushing for change. (Simple Most)

The reason that this law is so awful is that it holds someone else accountable for another person's actions and not the individuals themselves.

If I stole a pair of sneakers from Foot Locker, you shouldn't get thrown in jail for it, I should. Technically, I believe that they should be returned and more given back in order to be a just punishment.

Some may want to make the argument that since the child is mine that I'm accountable and responsible for what they do.

I think this logic is flawed as well and the blame could just as easily be shifted to the school since they spend 40 hours per week there with teachers.