Friday, March 19, 2010

Bullied student gets $800,000


In what could turn out to be a landmark decision, a court ordered a school district to pay $800,000 in damages as a result of student who was bullied. The decision is unique as it was alleged that a student was bullied and harassed in both junior high school and the name calling continued until it escalated into pushing him into lockers at his high school.

This ruling puts schools and districts on alert that "it isn’t enough to simply stop a student from bullying another student once. Instead, it is necessary for there to be continuous efforts to prevent and stop systemic bullying, too."

Complete article.

Blog posts on the topic of bullying:

Life's lessons in good and evil.

Why Bullying Programs Succeed or Fail