A 15-year-old boy from Tennessee was severely beaten by a schoolmate as he had been walking home from school on August 28, 2015. The boy, Ethan H., was a football player for his school's team. The day before the incident, he had been walking toward his friend's home, when other students stopped him. They asked him to play football, and he turned down their offer.
Mother Fears for Son's Safety
The boys then began taunting Ethan H. for refusing to play ball with them. The next day, the boys jumped Ethan, punching him twice in the back of the head and leaving him with a shattered collarbone. He also sustained a concussion in the incident.
Ethan H.'s mother has shared concerns over her son's safety, stating that she is now living in absolute terror over the matter. Ethan's mother believes that the school district has done nothing to help her son. According to his mother, she reported that the school gave him a wheelchair but did not call a nurse or attend to his medical needs. An ambulance was also not called to the scene.
Stop Bullying Now!
Bullying is a very real concern for students of all ages and in all states. It can take place in many forms, from verbal and physical abuse to cyberbullying, which is the use of Internet and other technologies to humiliate or tease another child. Ethan H.'s mother is taking the steps to stop bullying in her son's school and neighborhood-and responding quickly to the problem can bring bullying to an end.
Some suggestions to respond to bullying:
1. Listen to your child and ask them about their day.
2. Contact the school's administrator, Principal immediately to discuss the situation.
3. Document every detail of bullying and correspondences you have had with the school. Keep everything in writing so that you have a paper trail.
4. Be supportive and work with your child and the administration to keep your child protected.
5. If you are not finding support from the school or believe they are not providing reasonable means to help your child and the situation, seek advice from an attorney. Our firm deals with negligent supervision, bullying cases as well as other inappropriate activities while on school property or at a school sponsored event.
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. are dedicated injury lawyers serving Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding communities. No matter what situation your child may be facing, especially with regards to bullying, you have the right to take legal action and have your voice heard. We are passionate about stopping abuse and delivering justice. We have had immense success through the years finding our clients the resolution that they desire and for the betterment of all involved.
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