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Settlement Reached In California Boy’s Suicide After Bullying

The mother of a Central California teenager who committed suicide after years of anti-gay bullying has reached a $750,000 settlement with her son’s school district. Wendy Walsh, whose 13-year-old son, Seth, hanged himself in 2010, accused the Tehachapi Unified School …

Oregon Gay Bullying Lawsuit Settled for $5,000

The Eugene School District has paid $5,000 to settle an Oregon lawsuit that accused it of failing to stop students at a middle school from bullying and harassing a boy they perceived as gay. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the suit …

Oklahoma Mom Sues Over Twitter Picture of Unclothed Daughter

The mother of a Booker T. Washington High School girls basketball player is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Tulsa Public Schools, Twitter and others after a picture of her daughter in her underwear was circulated online following a …

500 School Officials to Attend Bullying Prevention Conference in Va.

Nearly 500 school officials from across Virginia are expected to attend a conference on bullying prevention next week. The conference is set for June 20 at Charlottesville High School. Experts from Clemson University and the universities of Nebraska and Illinois …

Tennessee Family Sues County Schools, Claims Bullying

The family of a former Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools student has filed a lawsuit, claiming school officials failed to shield their daughter from bullying. According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the civil lawsuit was filed in Clarksville by Carlos and Julie Ramos. The …

N.J. School District Pays $4.2M to Student Paralyzed by Bully Attack

A New Jersey board of education says it wasn’t its decision to enter a $4.2 million legal settlement with a former student who said he wasn’t adequately protected from a bully. The Ramsey Board of Education released a statement Wednesday …

Suit in Mass. Bullying Case Was Settled for $225,000, Documents Show

A lawsuit brought by the parents of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old Irish immigrant in Massachusetts who committed suicide after relentless bullying, was settled for $225,000, according to documents made public Tuesday. The settlement with the town of South Hadley and …

Effects of Tennessee Law Restricting Anti-Discrimination Rules Debated

A lawsuit filed in Nashville challenging a new state law says the legislation voids school board policies that protect gay and lesbian students from bullying and harassment, but the law’s sponsor disagrees. The law prohibits local governments from creating anti-discrimination …

Tennessee Jury Awards $200K in Sexual Bullying Case

Two mothers who claimed their sons were sexually bullied have won a lawsuit against the Wayne County, Tennessee schools and have been awarded $100,000 each. The women said the boys were humiliated in a locker room at Waynesboro Middle School …

Florida Parents Sue School District Over Daughter’s ‘Sexting’ Suicide

The parents of a 13-year-old Tampa girl who hanged herself after enduring classmates’ taunts over a revealing photo texted to a boy have sued the school district. The parents of Hope Witsell filed a federal lawsuit this week, accusing the …