Bullying occurs when a student or group of students engages in written or verbal expression or physical conduct against another student and the behavior:
Results in harm to the student or the student’s property,
Places a student in fear of harm to himself or his property, or
Is so severe, persistent, and pervasive enough that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment.
This conduct is considered bullying if it exploits an imbalance of power between the student perpetrator(s) and the student victim and if it interferes with a student’s education or substantially disrupts the operation of the school.
Bullying is prohibited by the district and could include hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, assault, demands for money, confinement, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, name-calling, or ostracism. In some cases, bullying can occur through electronic methods, called “cyber bullying.”