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Video: Watch Mentor Schools' Anti-Bullying Report

See William Porter give the school district's report on its anti-bullying efforts from the second semester of the school year

William Porter, the director of Mentor School's kindergarten through eight grade education, gave the School Board an update on the district's anti-bullying efforts during the .

Each semester, the district gives the board an anti-bullying report. This report's information came from the 2010-2011 school year's second semester.

Porter said Mentor Schools had nine reported bullying incidents at , six at the district's middle schools and 10 at its elementary schools.

"The numbers are comparable to those from the first semester of this year but they are almost 50 percent of the numbers from the second semester last year," Porter said.

He added that most of the reported incidents were verbal, though some were physical.

Porter noted that the district was trying to emphasize the dangers of this year.

"Few of those (cyberbullying) incidents rose to the level of being persistent of pervasive but that will continue to be a focus as technologies change and evolve," he said.

Porter finished his comments by thanking the and for financially supporting the district's anti-bullying program.

Mentor Schools has had two lawsuits filed against it in the last four years by families of students who claim their children committed suicide because they were bullied and the district did not do enough to prevent it.

One lawsuit, filed by the parents of Eric Mohat, was

 

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