What about bullying outside of school?

If you are touched by someone who purposely touches you without your permission without excuse or justification, he or she may have committed a battery provided that the touching was done in a rude, angry, insulting, or vengeful way. An assault does not have to include actual harm, but a battery is the actual committing of a harm to a person. Assault is the approach to attempt a battery (physical touching) or the failed attempt to commit a battery. The person who commits an assault and/or battery can be found to be guilty of a Class 1 Misdemeanor. If you are intentionally attacked due to race, religious conviction, color or national origin, the actor of such an assault and battery could face mandatory time in jail. If an assault and/or battery is against a law enforcement officer, the actor faces could face a felony and jail time. 

If you communicate in writing, including electronically, a threat to kill or do bodily harm to a person or his or her family and the threat places such person in reasonable apprehension of death or bodily harm for himself or herself or for his or her family, the actor could be guilty of a felony. 

If threats are communicated over the phone to you, that person communicating the threats could be guilty of a Class 1 Misdemeanor. 

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