Wilmington, NC asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Education Law for North Carolina

Q: Withdrew son from school due to bullying.

Our 7 y.o. son was verbally and physically bullied at his school. We contacted his teacher, guidance counselor, Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and the Superintendent. We also contacted the School Board. Over the 4+ months this occurred nothing seemed to get done. The school would just say for our son to come and tell a teacher. He was then advised by the bullies that snitches get stitches. Our son finally begged us not to send him back. His pediatrician talked to him and referred him for counseling. We think the school doesn't want any bully report numbers so they call it everything but. Our son has been hit with branches, held down and had his face pushed into the dirt, etc. The bullying seems to start due to a speech disability our son has. Do we need to just forget about this and go on?

He does have an IEP. The bullying seems to start because of his speech.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: For starters you could request an IEP and get a better place. There's usually no great answer on bullying. There should be a center in NC that deals with education law issues. The Education Law Center in Philadelphia might have the names of some NC organizations or where you can go to get such names.

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