Intimidation / Bullying
Intimidation/bullying exists when someone hurts or frightens another person or group on purpose. These are aggressive behaviors that will not be tolerated. Intimidation and bullying consists of behaviors that cause someone to feel threatened or humiliated. It is denoted by the following behaviors:
- An imbalance of power exists between the victim and the bully.
- The behavior is repeated, and usually repeated often.
- One student does not enjoy the behavior while the other student does enjoy it and may categorize it as a “joke.”
- A student is humiliated by another’s actions.
The above behaviors will be dealt with through disciplinary consequences. Intimidation, bullying, and harassment will not be regarded as a joke. See also Harassment/Hazing, and Sexual Harassment in this section.