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Bullying

As Howard school board tackles a bullying report, families share their stories

As Howard school board tackles a bullying report, families share their stories

Christina Lazaris’ daughter attended most of sixth grade at Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City. However, due to consistent bullying and harassment by a group of male students, her daughter was moved to another county middle school last May, Lazaris said.

“During the summer of 2018, my daughter was full of life and excited to start her middle school career. We shopped for new clothes, locker decorations and talked [about] how excited she was to start this new chapter of her life … it was short lived,” Lazaris said during public testimony April 25 at the county Board of Education meeting.

Lazaris’ daughter was “harassed by a group of boys who made sexual comments...