A high school senior bullied for years by classmates recently graduated from her Texas school. For years, bullies made fun of the 18-year-old, teasing her about her weight, outfits, and social status. According to the victim, some bullies went so far as to say she should kill herself.
The student expressed her pain, struggle and unstable mental state through artwork. One of her pieces depicts a girl torn apart from the inside. The bullies’ tormenting also caused the student to self-harm, leaving marks on her body. By senior year, the bullying had become so bad that the student wrote a suicide note.
Fortunately, the victim received counseling from student support services and professional treatment for her family.
What is Bullying?
Bullying can have serious consequences and can impact a student’s well-being and safety. While the definition of bullying differs from state to state, it generally includes verbal, physical or mental actions by a student to harass, threaten, or harm another student.
What Can You Do if Your Child was Injured or Died After Being Bullied at School?
If your child sustained mental or physical injuries, or took his or her own life after being bullied at school, contact a compassionate, knowledgeable Grant & Eisenhofer attorney today. You may be able to file a bullying lawsuit against one or more of the following parties:
- School board
- School district
- Parents of bullies responsible for inflicting harm on your child
Want to Know if You Have a Valid Claim?
If your child sustained mental or physical injuries, or took his or her own life after being bullied at school, you may be able to file a bullying lawsuit against the parties responsible for inflicting harm on your child. Call (855) 244-2031 to discuss your potential claim or use our online form. We offer free consultations.