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Parents file lawsuit, demanding change in CCSD

Reported by: Antonio Castelan
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Updated: 5/01/2014 11:02 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Two families are going after the Clark County School District, claiming their sons were the victims of homophobic bullying at a local junior high school.

The parents have filed a lawsuit and are demanding change; their lawyer says the school ignored the bullying problem.

Greenspun Junior High was a nightmare for the two boys, whose parents say their children were constantly harassed and threatened by a bully.

“They were being called derogatory names. They were harassed on a daily basis," said Amanda Morgan with the American Civil Liberties Union who filed the lawsuit against the Clark County School district, Greenspun administrators, and the Nevada equal rights commission.

Morgan says the defendants did not do much to stop the bullying.

“They went to their teachers. They went to their counselors. They went to the dean, the principal, the assistant principal; they got no answers," Morgan said.

According to the lawsuit, back in 2011 a boy bullied an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old boy every day.

The Clark County school district says they could not comment on the case, but officials did release their policies concerning bullying.

One point states, "students are also encouraged to report knowledge of such bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, and or intimidation" via the CCSD "Say No to Bullying" website, which allows individuals to anonymously report unlawful activities.

Morgan said the goal of the parents is to see changes made within the school district.

"They want policy change and they want CCSD and NERC to pay attention to bullying," Morgan said.



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