State law addresses disciplinary consequences for bullying behavior.
Maine Revised Statutes 20-A 6554. Prohibition on bullying in public schools
4. Scope. This section applies to bullying that:
- G. A clear statement that any person who engages in bullying, who is determined to have knowingly and falsely accused another of bullying or who engages in acts of retaliation against a person who reports a suspected incident of bullying is subject to disciplinary actions, which actions may include but are not limited to imposing a series of graduated consequences that include alternative discipline;