Boy Records Kids Bullying Him, Gets Charged for It
Now his parents are pursuing a civil lawsuit
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2014 4:47 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Pennsylvania high school student who recorded alleged bullying on an iPad was punished for his efforts—and now his parents are fighting back. The 15-year-old boy, who has learning disabilities, recorded his tormenters in class after enduring regular bullying, his mother tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. South Fayette High School reacted by slapping the teen with detention and dragging him before a judge for violating wiretap laws. "The whole thing has been a horrible nightmare," said the boy's mother, Shea Love. "This whole ordeal has made my son miserable."

School officials said nothing to the press, but according to a transcript of a legal hearing, the teen said he recorded his tormenters "because I always felt like it wasn't me being heard." Love says that on the recording, one boy tells another to yank her son's pants down, and the teacher tells them to get back to work. "What?" says one of the boys. "I was just trying to scare him." Ultimately, a judge found the teen guilty and his parents paid a fine. Now the boy is seeking an appeal and his parents are pursuing a civil suit against the district, WPXI reports.

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 16, 2014 4:42 PM CDT
Bullying does not simply end after a child was bullied.. Adversities may occur as such would be the cause of depression which would worst lead to harming one's self. So in order for us to know such things,, a mobile app was created by dedicated people at safekidzone in order to promote bully free environment for your kids. Just check this out! http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home
Hyacinth Smith
Apr 27, 2014 12:53 AM CDT
Changes in behavior (if no other obvious cause) such as mood shifts, feeling depressed, not wanting to talk about friends or school; drop in school work or achievement; unexplained physical injuries or damage to belongings; any signs of self-harm should be taken very seriously. If you are brave say If you don’t like me, why do you waste your time making fun of me? stand up don't be a victim be safe and keep protected check this out at http://bit.ly/1nctEuL.
nytw
Apr 26, 2014 2:42 PM CDT
The liberals running the school district should be fired and charged for allowing the bullyiing to occur.