Eighth Grader Leo Lin Sues California School District For Bullying

Eighth Grader Leo Lin Sues California School District

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13-year-old, Leo Lin, is suing his California middle school following three incidents of bullying. His family is suing the Palos Verdes intermediate school, his attackers, and their parents. Lin tells KTLA that he was attacked twice last spring and another time just last week.

“The first incident I was attacked and I was filmed on tape,” Lin told KTLA. Lin’s attorney said that Lin was attacked when he was talking to a girl. In the video, the attacker is seen pushing Lin to the fence and punching him. Lin fights back and starts punching back.

Eighth Grader Leo Lin Sues California School District

“The second incident is when a school supervisor told other students to jump me,” Lin told KTLA. “He was saying I’m going to let my boys jump you. I thought it was a joke,” Lin told NBC. 

The last attack happened in the boy’s bathroom where Lin was attacked because he didn’t want to buy a vape from another student. “A kid pushed me from behind and then the other kid who was offering me to buy, grabbed my head and smashed it into the sink.” Lin was rushed to the hospital by ambulance where he says he suffered a concussion. “I got a concussion, I’ve forgot things, I have nightmares and everything like that. It was horrible.” Lin had to get several stitches to seal up the wound on his head.

Eighth Grader Leo Lin Sues California School District Eighth Grader Leo Lin Sues California School District Eighth Grader Leo Lin Sues California School District

Lin now gets counseling for the traumatic attacks and he says he’s too afraid to go back to school. “The school has done nothing. They didn’t try to protect me. They’ve given not a lot of punishment to other kids who’s attacked me.”

Leo Lin’s father, Yin Ling, told KTLA that, “My wife is crying. My kid is still terrified.” Leo is suing the school, the attackers, and their parents. Leo feels that school isn’t doing enough to protect his son.

Ying Lin

The family lawyer, Mark Haushalter said, “This case is simply about bullying and recess is over. We will be holding the principal, the school district, the teachers and the assailants responsible. Enough is Enough.”

The video of the first fight and the interview with Leo Lin and his father can be seen on NBC Los Angeles.

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