Bullying is generally defined as an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods of coercion such as manipulation, blackmail, or extortion.

A reasonable person should expect will have the effect of:

  • Physically harming a student or damaging a student’s property.
  • Placing a student in reasonable fear of physical harm or damage to his/her property; or
  • Substantially disrupting the instructional program or the orderly operations of the school; or
  • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, hostile educational environment for the student who is bullied.