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

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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It’s a shame: The rise of bullying on the Internet and the new legal landscape.

Since the advent of social media, there has been a meteoric rise in a relic from our past — public shaming. The ease with which a once-private individual can have his or her personal information splashed across computer screens throughout ...

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Family of alleged Perry Hall shooter “horrified”

A 15-year-old student opened fire on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school Monday, getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers, authorities said. The assailant was taken into custody after ...

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Craig A. Thompson: Bullying deserves our attention and action (access required)

The recent deaths by suicide of students in Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and other places have placed the issue of bullying back in the public arena. State and local governments, schools and community groups have worked to create ...

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Law blog roundup (access required)

Welcome back to work on this sunny Monday. Check out the links below to brighten your day. University of Maryland School of Law students are proposing stronger measures to protect children who are bullied in schools. For couples who can’t ...

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