Parents sue schools over kids’ bullying


By Angela Townsend
Cleveland Plain Dealer
A couple is suing the Lakewood school district one year seeking treatment for their son’s nervous breakdown, which they said was caused by school bullies.

The parents, Mike and Kelly Wencho, claim that school and district officials failed to keep their son safe from bullies at Harding Middle School when he was a sixth-grader there.

They are seeking compensatory and punitive damages of at least $50,000 in their lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

The bullies — referred to as John Doe(s) and Jane Doe(s) — started taunting and threatening the boy in fall 2005. In March 2006, that escalated to a “beating.” Full story.

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