NJ School District Settles Student Bullying Suit For $4.2M

The Ramsey , N.J. School District has entered into a $4.2 million settlement with a student who was permanently paralyzed from the waist down after being punched in the stomach by a known bully at his middle school. The settlement is believed to be the largest yet from a lawsuit predicated on a school district’s failure to comply with anti-bullying laws. The student, Sawyer Rosenstein, had previously sent emails to school officials pleading for help and indicating that the bullying incidents had been increasing. It was also alleged that the school district made little or no  effort to comply with the anti-bullying laws prior to the attack and that Rosenstein’s attacker had a history of assaults.