It's about time one of these schools takes responsibility.
We hear the same ol' story over and over again. A student gets bullied on a constant basis and the school does nothing about it.
Student Margaret Sobieralaski claims that her former classmate Daniel Herrick made up sexually explicit stories about her. She was then so stressed out by the verbal bullying from her classmates, she was unable to graduate with her class. According to her mother, "she was on suicide watch" and "she wanted to die."
Her mother added:
"She quit socializing with friends. It devastated her."
Her lawyer accused the school district of Bartholomew County, Indiana of not enfource its own anti-bullying policies.
In a settlement, the school has agreed to pay Margaret $100,000, but has declined to comment.
The family's lawyer said:
"The message is, if you don't act immediately and take this stuff seriously and train your teachers, you are going to be liable."
Here's hoping this leads to stricter bullying laws in schools and will prevent children from going unnoticed.
Thankfully, Margaret found a way to get help before she hurt herself.
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