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My son is Asian American and in kindergarten was bullied on school bus by a third grader who is Caucasian boy. The administrators are all Caucasians and they refused my request to have the boy removed from the bus. The situation was handled very unprofessionally with lip service and the assistant principle on many occasion lied to me. Wrote to the Deputy Superintendent and he said my son's situation was not considered extreme or pervasive. The boy called my son a loser then later threaten to hit him in the face. I just believed that all of the administrator did not take the situation seriously and it maybe different if we were not Asian.
If I can prove that the school district did not follow their anti-bullying policy, will that make for a stronger case?
I am thinking of filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Not interested in winning money just justice. Do I still need a lawyer?
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