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Three women stand in front of the Minnesota Senate chamber Thursday, March 3, 2014, holding signs supporting an anti-bullying bill being debated inside. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Minnesota Senate approves school anti-bullying bill

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ST. PAUL -- After considering 15 amendments and more than five hours of debate Thursday, state senators approved a bill to strengthen bullying prevention in Minnesota schools.

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The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act aims to require school districts to better train teachers and staff on bullying prevention. It also would require districts to investigate bullying cases and track them.

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