A few Representatives introduced this bill to establish a proper procedure for students to report abuse by teachers and also to make it clear that students will be punished if they
Falsify, misrepresent, omit, or erroneously report information regarding instances of alleged inappropriate behavior by a teacher, administrator, or other school employee toward a student.
Apparently this is controversial. I can see that a student might feel like, with the deck already stacked against him, the odds go up that someone could punish him for telling the truth, if the stacked deck undermines his claim.
But can’t that happen now anyway?