Wando High School incident raises issue of bullying
MOUNT PLEASANT – An incident at Wando High School earlier this month has put the spotlight on bullying and on the way schools and police prevent and respond to those situations.
A student was charged with third-degree assault after forcing another students' head into a urinal. The involved students' names were not released because they are juveniles.
Bullying has become epidemic in some communities, and movies and celebrities have pushed the issue onto the national stage. Every school in South Carolina is required by state law to have specific policies and procedures to handle bullying, and there's no one prescribed way to do it.
Schools' responses are separate from that of police, although their investigations often happen in parallel.