LAS VEGAS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Clark County school officials who they say failed to stop a bully in band class who tormented two sixth-grade classmates and prompted one to contemplate suicide.
The complaint filed Monday on behalf of the boys' mothers seeks policy changes, unspecified damages and a jury trial. It names Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, school board members and employees at Greenspun Junior High School as defendants.
It also accuses the Nevada Equal Rights Commission of dragging its feet on an investigation.
A district spokeswoman wasn't immediately available for comment. Equal Rights Commission Administrator Kara Jenkins said she couldn't comment on a pending investigation.
The lawsuit says bullies taunted the boys with homophobic slurs for months and stabbed one in the genitals with a pencil.
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