RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada honors student has reached a tentative agreement to settle a federal lawsuit against administrators he accused of helping students bully him with hoax calls to an anonymous school threats hotline.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high school honors student in Nevada said in federal court that he’s being bullied by students and harassed by campus administrators who search him for a gun every time someone identifies him on a state hotline that invites anonymous reports of school threats.
DALZELL, S.C. (AP) — A 67-year-old South Carolina woman and her daughter face charges of assault after a dispute over bullying at a middle school, police said.
Mamie Smith and her daughter, Whitley Smith, 37, both of Sumter, were charged Wednesday with third-degree assault by mob and disturbing schools, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of students and their families gathered outside a northern Indiana school Tuesday morning to rally against bullying and in support of a 12-year-old girl whose family said she took her life.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers advanced a proposal on Friday that would require schools throughout the state collect additional data on bullying, including bullied students' race, gender, age and disability status.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s two largest school districts are admitting wrongdoing by employees on school buses in multimillion-dollar settlements of a child abuse lawsuit in Reno and a federal case in Las Vegas.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say a Louisiana man fatally shot a 14-year-old last month because the teenager was bullying someone in the shooter’s family.
Cleveland Ely, 35, surrendered to authorities Monday and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in connection with the death of Dion Williams, news outlets reported.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school district is investigating possible racism and bullying on a school bus after a video surfaced on social media.
The video shows middle school children gathering around a Black student while the bus is moving, KSTU-TV reported.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys for an Iowa family said in a lawsuit that they believe the way the Dubuque school district responded to bullying contributed to a girl being sexually assaulted at school in 2019.
A Vermont school is accused of not protecting a Black student from racially motivated harassment, bullying and threats in a complaint filed with the Vermont Human Rights Commission.
The ACLU of Vermont filed on the complaint Tuesday on behalf of the student, accusing Twin Valley Middle High School in Whitingham of unlawfully depriving the student “of her right to have a school environment free of racial discrimination.”
TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Advocacy groups are criticizing the Florida Department of Education for removing an anti-bullying webpage from its site, saying the decision will harm LGBTQ students.
A spokesman for the state education department on Wednesday said it removed the portal because it contained links to federal sites that “previously provided helpful guidance and information, but now are being used as platforms for advocacy.”
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — When her 10-year-old daughter tried spraying air freshener on herself before school one morning, Brittany Tichenor-Cox suspected something was wrong with the sweet little girl whose beaming smile had gone dormant after she started the fifth grade.
Eric M. Smith told New York state parole officials who granted his release that he "became the bully I disliked” when at age 13 he lured a 4-year-old boy into the woods, strangled him and beat him to death with a rock, according to a transcript of the hearing released Wednesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school district said Friday it will open an independent investigation into alleged bullying of a 10-year-old girl who died by suicide after her family says she was harassed by fellow students for being Black and autistic.
PARIS (AP) — Internet giants, including social media apps Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, joined several world leaders to issue a global call to better protect children online at a Paris summit on Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a 10-year-old girl who died by suicide has accused a Utah school district that was recently reprimanded by the U.S. Department of Justice for failing to address widespread racial discrimination of not doing enough to protect their daughter who they said was bullied for being Black and autistic.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene School District has settled two lawsuits accusing a teacher of bullying and discrimination for $125,000 each plus attorney fees.
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of students at a suburban Kansas City high school walked out of class this week over allegations of LGBTQ students facing repeated harassment and bullying.
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended the account of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' press secretary for violating rules on “abusive behavior” after The Associated Press said her conduct led to a reporter receiving threats and other online abuse.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine teachers will be protected by a new law designed to prevent workplace bullying of educators.
The proposal requires school districts to have internal policies that address and stop bullying and harassment of educators and school staff members.
TOKYO (AP) — Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer working on the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, quit Monday after coming under fire for bullying classmates during his childhood.
“I sincerely accept the opinions and advice I have received, express my gratitude, and will keep them in mind for my future actions and thoughts,” he said on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
TOKYO (AP) — Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer whose music is part of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, has apologized for bullying a classmate during his childhood.
The reports of his abusing a child with disabilities, which surfaced online recently and got covered in Japanese media, are sparking a backlash on social media, demanding his resignation.
New York's top prosecutor is suing the school district in charge of a high school where dozens of students walked out in 2019 to protest the school’s response to a rape of a student by another.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself after being bullied repeatedly at an Ohio school have reached a tentative $3 million settlement with his school district.
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Leaders of a rural, central Minnesota school district say they plan to reexamine policies on bullying and discipline following reports that students of color have been targets of racist harassment.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal designed to protect teachers and other school employees from bullying.
A bill submitted to the Maine Legislature would require school districts to have internal policies to address and stop bullying and harassment against educators and staff...
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese city will reinvestigate alleged bullying that was denied by education officials two years ago after a 14-year-old girl was found dead in a neighborhood park.
Saaya Hirose, an eighth grader, disappeared from her home in Asahikawa on the main northern island of Hokkaido in February...
BOSTON (AP) — More than 60% of Muslim youths surveyed in Massachusetts reported being mocked, verbally harassed or physically abused because of their Islamic faith, the state's chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream...
LONDON (AP) — Thierry Henry is quitting social media to protest online racial abuse and bullying that he said goes unregulated...
DALLAS (AP) — A third party will be hired to investigate allegations of racist bullying and abuse against a Black 13-year-old boy during a sleepover after claims that he was only invited to entertain his white classmates, Texas school leaders and officials said...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old student who killed himself after being persistently bullied can move forward with a lawsuit against the Cincinnati school district that alleges wrongful death and other charges, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday...
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Federal Way Public Schools has agreed to better track and prevent bullying as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, changes the district says have been underway for years.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from classmates, including a reenactment of the rape during a school assembly...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police in Arlington, Texas, say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by another teen who the victim had stopped from bullying another boy a few days earlier...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students...
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old complained to an administrator that he was being bullied at his Southern California middle school days before the assault that killed him, the boy's family said...
FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) — A former rural Missouri Dairy Queen manager accused of bullying a 17-year-old employee who eventually killed himself pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge and won't go to prison...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman accused of confronting her third-grader's bullies was arrested and charged with disturbing schools...
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin city is considering an ordinance that would impose fines on the parents of young bullies after a viral social media post showed handwritten notes that students sent to a middle school girl urging her to kill herself...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many By Mary Markos Boston Herald and Aaron Curtis The Sun The Baker administration is taking aim at cyberbullying, sexting and "revenge porn" in a refiled bill -- but the legislation doesn't address victims' rights and school accountability issues raised by critics in the wake of a Boston Herald/Lowell Sun series on teen suicide.
By Mary Markos
Boston Herald and Aaron Curtis The Sun
The Baker administration is taking aim at cyberbullying, sexting and "revenge porn" in a refiled bill -- but the legislation doesn't address victims' rights and school accountability issues raised by critics in the wake of a Boston Herald/Lowell Sun series on teen suicide.
LOWELL -- Schools can take a variety of actions to address bullying in their hallways, classrooms and cafeterias, starting with addressing the school's culture, Massachusetts Education Secretary James Peyser said Wednesday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Growing up as a transgender child in Chile, Angela was so desperate to escape the physical and verbal abuse from other students at her elementary school that she thought about taking her own life...
LOWELL -- Anna Aslanian wasn't the first student to take her own life after getting bullied.
But she needs to be the last.
That was the message at Tuesday's City Council meeting from Summer Graham, whose son was physically bullied 10 years ago as a 5th-grader.
BRIDGEPORT — The sea of orange that rippled throughout city school district on Wednesday was impressive, but more so the stream of facts fifth graders at Discovery Magnet School could spout.
“More than 160,000 high school students (nationwide) skip school ever day because of bullying,” Jorja Appleby, said of his online research.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital abuse...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Monica Lewinsky said Tuesday that she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem speaking event because of an interviewer's "off limits" question about former President Bill Clinton.
The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted that there were agreed-upon parameters regarding the topics of her televised conversation Monday night with a well-known Israeli news anchor, following a conference speech she gave about the perils of the internet...