Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Education Law for Nevada

Q: Failure to protect against bullying.

My daughter was suspended pending expulsion after repeated complaints of bullying & the group of 10 kids finally attacked her & caused bodily harm.

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A: In Nevada, schools are expected to ensure a safe environment for students and address bullying issues. They must have clear rules against bullying and set up teams to handle such situations. Although the law doesn't directly say schools can be held responsible for bullying incidents, there have been cases where schools were held accountable under broader laws like Title IX when they didn't address harassment between students. So, while the specific Nevada bullying laws don't outline school liability, there's still a possibility for schools to be held responsible based on other laws or past legal decisions.

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