The Fukushima District Court has awarded an 18-year-old boy damages after he was bullied at his school in Date City, Fukushima Prefecture.
The judge ordered the three bullies and their parents to pay a total of 2.05 million yen in damages to the victim, Fuji TV reported Thursday. The court heard that the boy was repeatedly bullied at school between July and December 2008. He became so stressed out that he was unable to go to school for 14 months.
The boy and his parents had initially sought 9.7 million yen in damages from the parents of the three students who did the bullying, saying they should have known what their children were doing. However, the judge said it was not reasonable to assume that the parents were fully aware of the bullying.© Japan Today