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Eugene schools settle 2 discrimination lawsuits for $250K

Oct. 06, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene School District has settled two lawsuits accusing a teacher of bullying and discrimination for $125,000 each plus attorney fees. The lawsuits were filed by former South Eugene High School students Lexyngton McIntyre and Riley Duncan in...

Lee's Summit students walk out over alleged LGBTQ bullying

Oct. 05, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of students at a suburban Kansas City high school walked out of class this week over allegations of LGBTQ students facing repeated harassment and bullying. The walkout happened Monday at Lee's Summit High School after some students...

AP urges DeSantis to end bullying aimed at reporter

Aug. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended the account of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' press secretary for violating rules on “abusive behavior” after The Associated Press said her conduct led to a reporter receiving threats and other online abuse. The DeSantis aide, Christina...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 26, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 22, 2021. Editorial: State leaders join bullying of trans kids When considering who should be off-limits from harm done by lawmakers, children should rise to the top of the list, yet Gov. Greg Abbott and the GOP’s...

New law designed to protect Maine teachers from bullying

Jul. 24, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine teachers will be protected by a new law designed to prevent workplace bullying of educators. The proposal requires school districts to have internal policies that address and stop bullying and harassment of educators and school staff members....

Under-fire Olympic composer steps down over past bullying

Jul. 19, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer working on the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, quit Monday after coming under fire for bullying classmates during his childhood. “I sincerely accept the opinions and advice I have received, express my gratitude, and...

Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for abuse

Jul. 17, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer whose music is part of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, has apologized for bullying a classmate during his childhood. The reports of his abusing a child with disabilities, which surfaced online recently and got covered...