An anti-bullying advocate spoke to students at Wake Forest University Law School Friday. Jamie Nabozny was the first to successfully sue a school district for not preventing bullying.
Nabozny spoke to Wake Forest law students about his personal experience with childhood bullying.
“It started off verbally and escalated into more and more violent episodes.” Nabozny said.
Nabozny, who is openly gay, says the harassment began in the 7th grade and lasted through high school. He transferred schools and attempted suicide several times before running away from home. One year after he would have graduated from Ashland High School in Wisconsin, Nabozny filed lawsuits against the school district and three administrators for not stopping the abuse.