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What Constitutes School Bullying?

About 20 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 18 experience bullying during the school year. Victims can suffer serious adverse effects of bullying, which may include severe emotional and physical injuries or even death. Below, our attorneys explain what school bullying is and what constitutes bullying in school. What Is School Bullying? The [...]

2020-09-09T10:30:28-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Student Suffers Brain Injury Following Bullying Attack, Receives Nearly $900,000 Settlement from Lawsuit

A 2016 bullying attack has left an Ankeny High School student with permanent brain damage. The Des Moines, IA student was awarded nearly $900,000 in a settlement with the school. According to the lawsuit, Audrey Vacek was verbally bullied and threatened by another student for a year before the attack. She sustained permanent brain damage when [...]

2020-08-19T08:11:18-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying Lawsuit|Tags: |

New Jersey Sikh Student Drops Out of School Due to Bullying

A lawsuit filed against Gloucester County Special Services School District Board of Education addresses faith-based bullying of a Sikh student. The student, a minor, was allegedly suffering from bullying since 2018 due his religion and perceived race. The Sikh Coalition, a community-based organization behind the lawsuit, stated that the student’s cries for help “have been repeatedly [...]

2020-08-18T14:12:42-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |

Understanding School Liability for Bullying

Bullying in schools is a serious matter, often leaving victims with long-lasting physical and psychological pain. Intervention to stop bullying can mitigate these consequences for a child in need. We often think of bullying as a matter of one child bullying another. However, in some situations, the school may be liable for ongoing bullying. In these [...]

2020-05-26T08:47:49-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Special Needs Student Bullied and Punched in Texas High School

Police and school administrators are looking into an alleged bullying incident that occurred at a public high school in Hidalgo, Texas. Video footage of the incident shows a student punch an autistic classmate during a history lesson in a non-special needs classroom. The video has been circulating on social media in violation of the student’s rights [...]

2020-06-29T15:59:54-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Child Safety Account (CSA) May Protect Children from Bullying

In Michigan, over 20% of high-school students reported bullying at school. Almost 9% of Michigan high school students did not go to school because they felt unsafe due to bullying. Yet students in the state struggle to transfer schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A victim of bullying may transfer only if their current [...]

2020-06-29T15:58:50-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Lawsuit Claims 8-Year Old Boy was Bullied, Ignored

The mother of a young boy has filed a lawsuit against Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The case alleges that the school district neglected to protect the boy from severe bullying. The student attends Grant Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA. The boy’s mother contends that school district employees “ignored ongoing incidents of physical and verbal [...]

Senate Bill Proposed to Stop School Bullying

Maryland Senator Michael Hough introduced a new bill in response to school bullying. The bill aims to hold school bullies responsible for their actions. It asks that school boards require bullies to do several things: Apologize to the student they bullied Return any objects stolen from the bullied student, or give compensation Attend a conference with [...]

2020-06-29T15:59:25-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Alabama County Implements Peer-to-Peer Anti-Bullying Program

The Walker County Board of Education recently received a grant through the Alabama State Department of Education to start the “Peer Helpers” program. The program is designed to provide a support network for students. The “Peer Helpers” program will train students and teachers to become support fellows. In this role, Peer Helpers will able to address [...]

2020-06-29T15:58:27-05:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Video of Pennsylvania High School Bullying Incident Goes Viral

A video depicting a boy being punched in the face while his attacker is egged on by classmates, which was taken in the bathroom of Greater Nanticoke Area High School in Pennsylvania, has gone viral. The video has been shared across Snapchat and Facebook, and has led to possible criminal charges to be filed against the [...]