‘ Bul­ly­ing’ school is sued $2m

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENTQ - VANDA CAR­SON

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.

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