KCSD bullying case might impact SRO discussion

CHRONICLE-INDEPENDENT (CAMDEN, SC), 31 OCTOBER 2017, FEAT. PROF. JOSH GUPTA-KAGAN:

A civil complaint filed against the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) by the parent of an allegedly bullied student might have an impact on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees’ discussions about school resource officers (SROs) with Kershaw County Council. The parties in the case are required to enter an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process by March 16, 2018. Meanwhile, other aspects of the case can move forward.

(In order to protect the identity of the student involved in the case, the C-I is not naming the student, his parent or the school where the alleged bullying took place.)

In the complaint, filed Aug. 18, the parent states that their child attended a particular school during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, during which they became the target of bullying and harassment from fellow students. The bullying allegedly took place in person and over social media. As a result, the parent claims their child “ended friendships, quit” a sports team, and “generally retreated from normal school-age activities.”

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