Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Anti-Bullying Bill Into Law

May 5, 2016

Morgan Guess, along with her parents Craig and Susan, join Gov. Bevin, Sen. Mike Wilson, Rep. Rita Smart, Rep. Regina Bunch, Rep. Derrick Graham and Sen. Dorsey Ridley.
Credit Governor's Office

Governor Matt Bevin held a ceremonial signing of an anti-bullying bill Thursday. Senate Bill 228 gives a statewide definition for bullying in the K-12 school system.

Thirteen year-old Lone Oak Middle School student Morgan Guess and her mom Susan joined bill co-sponsors Senator Dorsey Ridley and Mike Wilson. In a news release, Bevin said "“No child should ever fear going to school or participating in events because of a bully."

Susan and Morgan Guess formed the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation in 2011 after Morgan had experienced bullying at the age of eight. They have raised nearly $50,000 through their work bringing awareness to anti-bullying efforts.