Parents in a New York town could end up in jail if their children are found to have bullied others, thanks to a new law. Victoria Crago began advocating for the law in North Tonawanda, New York, after she said her eighth-grade son was attacked by a classmate right in front of her. “This young man just sucker-punched him right in the face and hit him as hard as he could,” she told ABC News of the May incident.

“What really alarmed me about the situation was the brazen act of violence in front of a parent.” Crago said “It was really traumatic for both of us.” The student accused of attacking Crago’s son was charged with third-degree assault. His case was transferred to family court and he is now working with a probation officer, court records show. The probation officer did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment. READ MORE