31 Dec '11, 8pm

Bullying of Students with Disabilities Puts School Districts on the Defensive.

Bullying of Students with Disabilities Puts School Districts on the Defensive.

While you might think that students with physical disabilities , students who are on the autism spectrum and with other needs might have protections against bullying, a recent case in Maryland underscores that this is not so. According to EdWeek , Jonathan Brice, school support network officer for Baltimore city schools, says that one-quarter of students who are bullied in the system are special education students. Earlier this year, Edmund and Shawna Sullivan sued their Maryland school district and two principals, charging that they had failed to address the bullying of their then-8-year-old son. He had suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was only 13 weeks old; the bullying he endured was such that he had to be placed in a psychiatric institution. EdWeek reports that the case went to trial last week and a jury ruled in favor of the school district, citing a lack of ...

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