Search form

Fourth-Grader's Family Sues Classmate for School-Based Bullying

Joaquin Del Core said a bully targeted him at school all year, beating him up weekly and threatening to kill him. The fourth-grader's parents have filed a lawsuit on their son's behalf seeking $50,000 from the bully, the bully's parents and the school.

The NY Daily News reported that according to the lawsuit, the bully persistently targeted Joaquin throughout the 2013-14 school year at Robert Frost Elementary School in Mount Prospect, a Chicago suburb.

Mount Prospect Police said Joaquin's mom filed four police reports about bullying attacks between March and June. Each of those cases was deferred to the school.

"The school said they were taking action and assured us it wouldn't happen again, and it would just keep happening," Joaquin's father told the Daily News.

Read the full story.

Latest Education News
Sexual assault cases persist from elementary school up through college, so what's the solution to make schools safer?
Some experts are arguing that more classrooms that utilize blended learning will help decrease the high number of...
Parents in the Hazelwood School District are no different than many parents across the country in that they don't...
Philadelphia, the eighth largest district in the nation, has been battling school funding issues for the past few years...
Investigating the education candidate that never was.