Second Bullying Incident Brings The Threat Of Litigation

By on December 7, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The Volusia County School Board is the recipient of a notice of intent to sue for the second time this year over a student being bullied and physically assaulted on the premises of a county school. Daytona Beach attorney Jason Harr is the legal counsel in both cases.

The latest suit was filed on December 3, 2018, with the bullying incident happening on November 26, 2018, at David C. Hinson Middle School. The incident report from the Daytona Beach Police Department, states the victim, 13-year-old Adam Polereczki, was verbally and physically assaulted by a student, while another filmed the incident and posted it on social media. The post has since been removed. Harr gave a copy of the video to WNDB but it is not being released due to legal concerns.

The bully in this case, is from Ormond Beach. There is no information on what action, if any, has been taken by VCSB against the teen accused of assaulting the victim.

Harr said that he believes this incident occurred because the victim is not a U.S. citizen. He went on to say that he believed the first incident had something to do with the victim being Jewish.

The first suit was filed on September 7 of this year involving students at Seabreeze High School for the incident that took place on December 13, 2017. The victim, who was 14 at the time, suffered head injuries as well as emotional trauma.

The lawsuit in this case accuses the School Board of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The boy’s mother took him out of the school for the rest of the school year. The student who did the bullying was prosecuted and sentenced to probation, anger management and he was expelled from Seabreeze High School.

WNDB contacted the VCSB. They have no comment at this time because of pending litigation.

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