The New York Boy Bullied Into Suing His School Just Walked Away With $50k

Jacob L., who sued New York’s Mohawk Central School District in federal court claiming it didn’t do enough to protect him from classmates’ bullying based on his perceived sexual orientation, walks away with a $50,000 settlement and an agreement that the district will implement an anti-bullying program. It did not admit any wrong doing. Naturally, the story is a big hit with Stormfront. [AP]

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  • Arkano18

    I’m happy it helped to implement an anti-bullying program.

  • Cam

    Maybe if enough districts get sued they will stopped being terrified by those horrible parents that come in screaming any time their kid is punished for anything. If it is a choice between the principal having to deal with a screaming parent saying “How Dare you suspend my child, he is an angel and would never pick on another kid.” or having the district get sued for a ton of money for failing to act to protect a child I have a feeling that we may see the violet and bullying kids start to get the punishments they actually deserve.

  • Chris

    How about mandatory karate lessons for children? That will keep the bullying assholes in line.

  • marksnyder

    My biggest regret is not suing my school.

  • jeffree

    @Chris: Not quite! The karate lessons should only be 4 the bullied kids NOT the bullies! :-p

    Teach the bullies yoga or ballroom dancing!

  • mdthom

    Has anyone clicked on the Stormfront link?…such vile posts.

  • terrwill

    @jeffree:Yay Jeff I wanna see bullies in tutus!!!! : p

  • Drake

    Lambda Legal, with the late legendary gay trial attorney David Springer working pro bono, got a kid in Wisconsin $1Million for bullying in a case that settled in the 1990’s, the first of its kind. The landmark case was Nabozny v. Podlesny.

  • Ogre Magi

    @mdthom: Why did queerty even put up a link to stormfront?

  • jeffree

    @Ogre Magi: @mdthom: Scary f’ing site there at stormfront. Few people did speak out against the act of bullying in general, but the logic is twisted in2 racist rants about how white people get bullied by….u guessed it….nonwhite people.

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