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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]

On:           Mar 30, 2010
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    • Arkano18

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

      Mar 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Mar 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris

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

      Mar 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marksnyder

      My biggest regret is not suing my school.

      Mar 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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!

      Mar 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mdthom

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

      Mar 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

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

      Mar 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Mar 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

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

      Mar 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Mar 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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