Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Parents Sue School District for Ignoring Bullies; Son Called "Stingy Jew," Told "Get in the Oven"

The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing their southeastern Massachusetts school district for ignoring verbal and physical attacks on their son by other students for being Jewish, the Jewish Press website reports today (August 13, 2013).

Jennyfer Sordillo and Robert Groezinger filed the lawsuit late last month against the Carver public schools in U.S. District Court in Boston. The parents claim their son was subjected to daily anti-Semitic attacks by a group of boys at his school.

The abuse included religious slurs, Nazi salutes, having pennies thrown at him, and being punched and kicked. The lawsuit claims the abuse has been occurring for two years and school officials "have done nothing to stop it," despite the boys' parents complaining repeatedly to them about the school bullying.

According to the lawsuit -- which was brought under the Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Law -- the boy was called names such as "stingy Jew," "dirty Jew," and "Jew boy," and was told after being saluted with the Hitler salute that he needed to "get in the oven."

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