ESSEX COUNTY - BULLYING
Negotiation with the school district to address HIB
MA is a 13-year-old 7th-grader who has been bullied in school multiple times by the same two students about his acne. MA’s mother, MC, has reported the bullying to the school district more than once, but they have determined that the behavior does not constitute harassment, intimidation, or bullying (HIB) but rather a “mutual conflict” in which each child called each other names. MC is seeking a HIB determination and appropriate action to address the bullying (such as moving the other students to a different class from MA).
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