Following up on “A Primer on Georgia’s Anti-Bullying Law”
A Washington State Superior Court judge recently ordered one of its school districts to pay $300,000 in damages for failing to protect a disabled child from bullying and sexual harassment. The judge ruled the school district was negligent in protecting the then 14-year-old student from bullying by fellow students. The student’s parents filed the lawsuit in 2010.
Court documents show the boy was harassed repeatedly until his parents obtained a restraining order and contacted local police, who launched an investigation. Four male high school students were found guilty of criminal conduct related to bullying. According to the court documents, the boy, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, required years of therapy and anti-anxiety medication as a result of the bullying.
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