‘ Bullying’ school is sued $2m
ONE of Australia’s most prestigious private schools is being sued for $2 million for allegedly failing to protect a former student from school bullies with claims regular beatings have triggered brain damage, obsessive compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder.
The now 20-year-old Brisbane man attended Brisbane Grammar School on an athletics scholarship and alleges in he was bullied between 2013 and 2015, according to his claim filed in the Supreme Court last month.
The man says he was grabbed in a headlock and punched in the neck, lashed in the calves with a computer cord, choked with a computer cord for 30 seconds by a group of boys and repeatedly punched in the face by other boys.
Solicitor Mark O’Connor said a case he would be relying on is a NSW decision where Jazmine Oyston (pictured) received more than $500,000 damages for bullying when she was a schoolgirl at St Patrick’s College Campbelltown.