Sikh student quits New Jersey school due to ongoing bullying: Family sues education board
A minor student claims to be a victim of bullying by other students because of his religion, the lawsuit said. According to the plaintiff, the offenders teased him, calling him a "terrorist", because of which he had to quit his studies.
According to IndicaNews, the plaintiff is represented by the Law Offices of Brian M. Cige, who also joined the Community-based organization the Sikh Coalition. The Gloucester County Special Services School District Board of Education in Sewell, New Jersey is the defendant in this proceeding.
The student’s name is not disclosed due to his age, his parents also keep confidential to protect themselves from other possible attacks because of their religion.
“No student should experience what my child has gone through — not the bullying by fellow students, and certainly not the indifference, dismissiveness, or criticism of the adults who are meant to protect them,” said the student’s mother. “I am hopeful that a civil court will recognize this clear case of bullying and take decisive action, both for the sake of my child and to create a safer learning environment for all students in this district”
After a preliminary review, the Sikh Coalition found that the school administration and teaching staff ignored all student complaints.
Despite the fact that the bullying victim has not been attending school for almost a year, bullies harass the student on social media. According to official information, the student is undergoing mental rehabilitation.