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Senate passes cyber-bullying bill

A bill seeking to prohibit cyber-bullying in Florida's schools is headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.

The proposal gives school administrators new authority to police bullying that takes place electronically or online.

On Monday, it won unanimous support in the Senate.

"As an educator and legislator, I'm pleased to see that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle came together to bring this bill to law," said Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, who sponsored the bill in the upper chamber. "In our digital age and society teachers and administrators need the ability to protect our Florida gems from the unwanted attacks students receive online."

The House passed the bill 118-0 in early April. 

Read our earlier story here.