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Bullying results in $4M settlement

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Thought this was going to be about Shotglass & Piotr.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    That will serve the students of the school district well. The school district will just reach up and grab $4.2 off the money tree.
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Ultimately, what happens to the bully, his parents, etc., in cases like this?
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Good. Maybe this will teach school administrators to take action in these cases instead of pretending it goes away when the bullied person stops asking for help.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Not if they can't admit any wrongdoing.

    "The Ramsey Board of Education released a statement Wednesday denying any wrongdoing and saying that it was the district's insurance carriers that decided to enter into the settlement and will pay it out.
    "The district's character education and harassment/intimidation/bullying initiatives and reporting practices are leading edge," the statement said. "All programs in this area far exceed all of the criteria established by the state of New Jersey."
    Both Youngman and the board said the settlement did not include any admission of liability or fault on the part of the district."
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Schools will simply need to pay out a few more $4.2 million suits then.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    If only they'd called the cops.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Oh, the insurance company paid it? Awesome. They love to take money out of their own pockets and give it out in settlements. It won't have any effect on how they charge school districts. Win-win for everybody.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    How about everyone telling their kids that watching bullying isn't good enough, that they need to step in to dissuade bullying? I believe that's the message of the film that just came out.

    The $4.2M figure is huge but that's the unfortunate circumstance that the kid got a blood clot, chances of that are very slim but the District hit the "lottery" with that victim. Shame for him because $4.2M or $60M, its not going to make up for the medical damage.
  11. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I know that most disabled people can and do lead happy and fulfilling lives. But would I voluntarily trade being in a wheelchair until I die for $4.2 million? No way.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    $4.2 million sounds like a pretty fair number to cover the lifetime of medical care and assistance he will need. And the school district did ignore the situation and is culpable. Not seeing the problem here.
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