Mass high court rules that schools are not liable for injuries caused by bullies
WGBH - 03/01/2018
Massachusetts public schools cannot be held liable for injuries suffered by students as a result of bullying. That is the ruling from the state’s highest court this week. The Supreme Judicial Court’s decision came in the case of Matthew Mumbauer. In 2008, he was 11 years old, a student at the Brickett Elementary School in Lynn. A fellow student who allegedly had been bullying him for years pushed him down a flight of stairs, paralyzing him for life. With us on the line to talk about this case is Northeastern University Law Professor and WGBH News Legal Analyst Daniel Medwed.