Legal action against bullies?
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|Thu, 04-29-2010 - 12:06pm|
I'm wondering if any of you have ever taken any official legal steps against school bullies for your Aspies. our 10 y/o has been the target of continuous and merciless bullying in school. The administration has been extremely "politically correct" and euphamistically brushes much of what is going on under the rug. They do not understand or aknowledge how serious the problem is, and we have not been successful in getting them to remove the main bully from DS's class, they don't comply with the rules we have made around lines, lunch and recess, and other unstructured times.
Yesterday, D/S was attacked 3 times by GANGS of bullies. In each of the 3 times, he was surrounded and trapped and pushed up against a wall while being called names. 1st time was in the bathroom, next was at recess, and finally in an empty classroom. (They followed him into it).
I am considering getting police restraining orders against these kids. have any of you done anything like this? We should probably also be considering legal action against the district - but that is complicated. There is only 1 private school nearby that will accept a child with an IEP, and they are completely full. We don't have much choice but to tough it out in the system, or try to move (and believe me, our farm would not be an easy thing to sell right now in this economy).
Any advice?? FYI - we have officially pulled D/S from school. I don't think he'll be going back any this year - it is not safe.