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Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying

Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying

WV Code 2C. Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying Prohibition.

WV Code Ch 18-2C-2.  Definitions.

(a) As used in this article, "harassment, intimidatiion or bullying: means any intentional gesture, or any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act, communication, transmission or threat that:


(1) A reasonable person under the circumstances should know will have the effect of any one or more of the following:

(A)  Physcially harming a student;

(B) Damaging a student's property;

(C) Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to his or her property;


(2) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening or emotionally abusive educational environment for a student; or

(3) Disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school.