Written by Peter CarterAugust 18, 2017
An 8-year-old girl whose identity has been suppressed, has settled her claim against a Los Angeles public elementary school for bullying.
She was allegedly the victim of another student who assaulted her, called her names, and took her homework. The school principal was notified of the behaviour but the bullying continued. The student later kicked the girl near the school’s cafeteria, fracturing her right foot.
Through a litigation guardian, she sued the school district, alleging it failed to prevent the bullying and failed to properly supervise students.
The parties settled for approximately $20,000.
Doe v. Los Angeles Unified Sch. Dist., No. BC532973 (Cal. Super. Ct. Los Angeles Cnty. case filed Nov. 23, 2016).