An incident is bullying-related if the incident includes systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or unreasonably interfere with the individual's school performance or participation.
If a student or other systematically and chronically inflicted physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students which may have involved teasing, social exclusion, threat, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, theft, sexual or racial harassment, public humiliation, or destruction of property, then the incident should be reported as bullying related.
Note: If the bullying results in any other SESIR Incidents do not code the incident as Bullying. Instead, the incident should be coded appropriately with the related element coded as bullying-related.
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