Mexico court orders school to compensate child for bullying

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 15, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.



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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has for the first time ordered a school to compensate a child for bullying by classmates, ruling that a teacher encouraged the harassment.

The private school and the teacher have been ordered to pay 550,000 pesos ($36,500) to the family of the 7-year-old for the costs of the trial, tuition for the 2009-10 school year and medical and psychological treatment.

Known as the Universal Truth and Science Institute, the school is in Metepec, a town in Mexico state, which adjoins Mexico City.

The court found the teacher urged her students to discriminate against and mistreat the child. In a statement, the court said that the teacher "not only did nothing to prevent abuse," but "came to participate in physical and psychological aggression toward the child."

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