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article imageIowa teen sues school over bullying

By Owen Weldon     Apr 1, 2013 in Lifestyle
A teenager in Iowa has sued school officials, who he says failed to protect him from severe bullying, which included an attack that left him disabled.
The teen said that two students approached him in October, and started to strike him in the back of his head with a football. According to BBC, the two students repeatedly struck the teen.
According to ABC, the teen and his grandmother filed the lawsuit on Friday in Des Moines federal court, claiming that he was being bullied regularly and he suffered brain injuries as a result of the October attack. The boy had to have surgery done to remove a blood clot, and the attack also left him with permanent disabilities.
The boy's lawyer, Thomas Slater, said that he is no longer in the hospital but his entire life has been transformed, according to Fox.
Bedford Community School District is named as one of the defendants, but other defendants named are Joe Drake, the Superintendent, the Bedford High School Principal Dana Nally and Deb Bonde, the district's dean of students.
Drake released a statement on Monday and said that it is the district's policy to provide students with a safe and civil environment at school. He went onto say that complaints of bullying are promptly investigated in accordance with the policies of the district.
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