Passionate Legal Assistance When Your Child Is Bullied at School
For When You Need a Really Good Lawyer
Not long ago, school bullying was viewed by too many school officials as a "natural" process in which kids worked out their interactions, conflicts and identities. Fortunately, that view is now changing and school bullying is being viewed for what it really is: something that no child should ever be subjected to. School bullying is unacceptable and intolerable.
School bullying is something that is preventable so long as school officials address it and not choose to ignore it or even refuse to intervene when it occurs.
We here at Rodriguez & Associates believe that everyone has a right to be who they are. When intolerance and discrimination manifest in any form, including school bullying, we are ready to assist through supportive legal help.
Helping Families Through a High-Profile Stance Against School Bullying
We here at Rodriguez & Associates have handled school bullying cases and are committed to preventing bullying in our schools. For instance, we represent the family of a 13-year-old boy who was so relentlessly bullied and tormented at school that it drove him to suicide. According to the U.S. Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Justice this boy was called names, pushed, shoved, taunted, food was knocked out of his hands, and other more explicit things. The more shocking thing that was discovered was that even though some of the school officials and staff were aware of these things being done to this boy, they chose not to take steps to prevent it. That boy was Seth Walsh. His mother, Wendy Walsh, is working to make sure that no child is ever bullied and mistreated the way her son was. Through her untiring efforts, and with the help of other concerned people, Seth's Law was signed into law in October of 2011. This law is the first step in making sure that our kids have a safe environment in which to learn and grow.
Every student in the Central Valley and in California has the right to attend school safely and to enjoy the supportive and engaged involvement of his or her teachers and other school employees. For more information, please contact our firm.
Was Your Child Bullied at School? We Protect Student Civil Rights.
Rodriguez & Associates is conveniently located in downtown Bakersfield, in the oldest free-standing brick building in the county. We are available for weekend and evening appointments, charge no fee for consultations and speak both English and Spanish. To contact us, please call 661-578-5687 or 866-587-7264 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Bakersfield school bullying attorneys today.