by Tom Henderson - March 9th
Bullies everywhere are going to find it a lot harder to shove kids into lockers, trip them in hallways, call them degrading names and generally make every day at school a living hell.
That's because one victim didn't get mad. He got a lawyer.
Officials for Hudson Area Schools in Michigan were ordered March 3 by a federal jury to pay former student Dane Patterson $800,000 for failing to protect him from school bullies...
...Patterson tells the newspaper he complained to teachers and administrators, but nothing changed.
"I can't even put into words the pain and suffering that I went through for years," Patterson, now 19, tells the Free Press. "It's something that I would not want anyone else to go through."
The final straw, he says, came when he was a sophomore and a naked student rubbed against him in a locker room. ...
For more about this story go to: http://www.parentdish.com/2010/03/09/anti-bullying-ruling-an-atomic-wedgie-for-bullies-everywhere/