Bullying activity is strictly prohibited at Waring School. Bullying has no place in a school such as Waring where learning depends so heavily on the mutual respect that we have for one another. It is therefore essential that we all play a role in preventing this anti-social behavior that is so toxic to the shared values that hold us together. Instances of bullying should be reported immediately to school authorities, such as your teacher, tutor, or any member of the school's administration.
Bullying is defined as the repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal, or electronic expression, or of a physical act or gesture, or of any combination of these directed at another individual that:
• causes physical or emotional harm to that individual or damage to that individual's property;
• places that individual in reasonable fear of harm to himself or her-self or of damage to his or her property;
• creates a hostile environment at school for the targeted individual;
• infringes on the rights of the targeted individual at school; or
• materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or orderly operation of the school.
The school reserves the right to act unilaterally to end bullying when such intervention is necessary and appropriate. The school's disciplinary response may range from warning and educational measures to expulsion. The school will report substantiated cases of bullying to the appropriate civil authorities in observance of all applicable federal, state, and local statutes.
A complete description of the Bullying & Consequences Policy is contained in the Waring Handbook.