According to The Register-Guard, Portland lawyer Karen Vickers said of her clients, who are administrators in the school district,
They want kids to have a positive experience, to get an education — they don’t want kids to push each other and shove each other and mistreat each other … but let’s be honest here. Even if they want kids to treat each other kindly, that doesn’t always happen.
This is not the first case of its kind. In 2010, a Michigan school district was ordered to pay $800,000 to a student who had been bullied.
Do you have kids in school? Did you have problems with bullying when you were a student? Are you a teacher or school administrator? What can or should schools do to prevent bullying?