State law prohibits bullying behavior.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-63-130 Prohibited conduct; reports by witnesses
(A) A person may not engage in:
- (1) harassment, intimidation, or bullying; or
- (2) reprisal, retaliation, or false accusation against a victim, witness, or one with reliable information about an act of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-63-140 Local school districts to adopt policies prohibiting harassment; required components; model policies by State Board of Education; bullying prevention programs.
(B) The policy must include, but not be limited to, the following components:
- (1) a statement prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying of a student;