GUILDERLAND — Police last week arrested a Guilderland High School student for cyberbullying an autistic schoolmate, Austin Carter. The unnamed 15-year-old was arrested for aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor.
The county's groundbreaking law on cyberbullying has been struck down. The attorney for a teen arrested under the law says there are better ways to prevent bullying while the cop who made the arrest says such a law is needed.
The state's top court broke new ground Thursday when it questioned Albany County's 2010 law criminalizing cyberbullying, a law that was also used last year to arrest four Guilderland teens who posted a rap.