A junior high school student in Tidaholm, central Sweden, will receive 70,000 kronor ($10,465) in damages from the city after coming to a settlement with Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO).
The boy was bullied by another student, and the city agreed that not enough had been done to put a stop to the antagonizing.
The boy endured discrimination based on his race, as well as physical harassment during his entire time at the school. Despite explaining the situation for several teachers, who in turn took up the issue with the principal, little was done to put a stop to the bullying.
As the responsible authority for the school, Tidaholm city has agreed that they had neglected their duties. DO originally sued the city for 100,000 kronor ($14,950), but the case was settled before reaching court.