The parents claim the student was bullied for multiple years, isolated in the classroom, physically and verbally harassed and more. In addition, they claim the student was seen as rude and lazy and thus not well protected by his teachers.
These types of cases are heart-wrenching for me to read. As the parent to a child with autism (well, now adult), I always worried about bullying for him. As a teacher myself, I try to always spot those kids that are vulnerable to bullying. Frankly, those particular students can be difficult as they may not have the social skills to the same level as their peers. This, of course, is one of the reasons for the bullying. Students with less social skills are often targets. Teachers need to be their ally.
What do you think? Do you have a story to share about bullying in your family situation? Feel free to share it in the comments.