If you or someone else are in immediate need or are considering hurting yourself or themselves, please reach out to an immediate resource such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255. If this is an imminent threat , please contact law enforcement immediately by calling 911.
The Legal Definition of Bullying/Harassment is -
Any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a student or group of students directed toward one or more students that has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following:
- Placing a reasonable student in fear of harm to their person or property.
- Causing a reasonable student to experience a substantially detrimental effect on their physical or mental health.
- Causing a reasonable student to experience substantial interference with their academic performance.
- Causing a reasonable student to experience substantial interference with their ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
(per CA Ed Code 48900, 48900.2, 48900.3, and 48900.4)