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In 4th Circuit, school boards seek broad immunity in disability-based bullying cases

State, national groups ask appellate court to uphold judge’s dismissal of Harford County case

For the sake of their educational mission, school districts must be immune from liability for students’ bullying and teasing of their disabled peers, except when administrators show a “deliberate indifference to known harassment,” the national and Maryland school board associations have told a federal appeals court.

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