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Bullying Leads to Lawsuit

March 18, 20130 Comments

1409594_gavel_4Few can argue that bullying is one of the most serious topics today. A problem that can lead to greater issues, including suicide, bullying must be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Despite that fact, though, many school districts still don’t make the effort to deal with the problem, and one victim is holding them accountable.

Student sues two school districts for allegedly failing to stop bullying

A teenager who was allegedly subjected to years of bullying is now suing the Hunterdon Central Board of Education and Flemington-Raritan Board of Education.

The suit, filed in late February in Superior Court in Flemington by attorney Brian Cige, claims the now-teenager was bullied not only by other children but by some school employees as well, from fourth grade onward.

The boy and his parents — as well as the students who did the bullying — are identified only by initials in the suit, which makes the following claims:

The bullying started in the fourth grade and continued into high school.

The years of alleged taunting, name calling and derogatory comments took its toll — as the young man eventually developed serious and debilitating health issues. He missed significant periods of school for hospitalization, according to the suit. Although the direct bullying has subsided, the suit claims the high school district is now doing very little to accommodate his disability.

The suit details many incidents over an eight-year period starting in grade school in the Flemington-Raritan district and continuing into high school at Hunterdon Central.

Read the full article at NJ.com.

No one wants to engage in litigation, but in some cases, it may be necessary to make those in charge truly begin to pay attention to the seriousness of problems like bullying.

Bullying Leads to Lawsuit

Article: Bullying Leads to Lawsuit

Author: Lillian Shupe

Source: NJ.com

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