LAWRENCE, Ind. – The parents of a special needs student are suing a local school for not doing enough to stop the bullying of their son.
The family says their son, Hawk, who was 9 years old at the time, was tormented and even received death threats. Hawk, now 12, said it was hard for him to come forward, but he wants to be the voice for others who are bullied.
“What he wants most of all, kids like this want most of all, is to be treated like every other kid as much as possible,” his mother Brenda Trimmer said.
Hawk’s parents said he is a brilliant boy who excels in school work. He is home-schooled because of his physical limitations, but Hawk decided a few years ago that he wanted to try school. His parents enrolled him in Hoosier Academies Learning Center in Lawrence two days a week.
His mom said the bullying began right away and students would chant at him and call him ugly names.
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