Is this idea to over-the-top OR is this starting to be necessary?

A town in Wisconsin is trying to crack down on bullying and they are taking extreme measures. When a kid bullys--their parents pay. Literally.

According to ABC, "Tickets for bullying are now an option under law in Monona, near Eau Claire.The city says parents of children who bully others could be fined $114 for their child's actions".

Apparently, if the kids are disciplined / brought up well, this will cause for a better environment in their schools and less bullying.

I think this is... this is a step that it's going to be hard to go back from if you have to take this step. And so we would exhaust every measure that we could before going to some kind of fine to parents," said Doctor Connie Biedron, Altoona School Superintendent.

Good parenting and a good kid should be clear of any fines in Wisconsin.

Is this idea to over-the-top OR is this starting to be necessary?