Posted on Oct 10, 2018

Professional Governmental Underwriters, Inc.

Schools are increasingly being put under the microscope in terms of bullying and its effects on students. With news of school shootings or violent crime due to someone being bullied becoming almost commonplace, parents and communities are pointing to schools and their district boards about who to blame.

In Cincinnati, the parents of an 8-year-old boy who hanged himself with a necktie in 2017 sought to hold the school responsible for the bullying he endured on premises. What’s more, the parents argued that the school’s officials knew of the bullying and failed to adequately react. While this subject is disturbing, controversial and tough to handle, schools need to be aware of the liabilities they face when it comes to bullying.

Facing these issues can help clear up any vagueness around responsibility and legal compliance.