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No student should be subjected to bullying or harassment that interferes with their ability to learn or jeopardizes their safety. OLSD takes bullying complaints very seriously.

What is a Bully?

A bully uses teasing, threats, or strength to pick on, frighten, or hurt someone or take what they want. Bullying is a form of aggressive and harassing behavior. This antisocial behavior occurs across geographic, racial, and socioeconomic segments of society. Bullying prevents its victims from enjoying a safe, stress-free living, learning, and working environment.

Children who bully are at risk for juvenile and adult criminal behavior. Early intervention in the home, school and the community provide the best way to divert people from engaging in this destructive pattern.

Warning Signs in Victims

Students may be dealing with a bully if they show:

  • Fear of going to school
  • Fear of using the bathroom at school
  • Fear of the bus ride to and from school
  • Physical symptoms of illness
  • Diminished ability to learn

Bullying Investigation Process

The information presented below is designed to help you understand the district's bullying investigation process.

Step 1: Bullying report
Step 2: Investigation by school administration
Step 3: Bullying determination
Step 4: Notification of findings
Step 5: Consequences assigned