Nevada Education
Sec. § 388.122
“Bullying” defined.


1.

“Bullying” means written, verbal or electronic expressions or physical acts or gestures, or any combination thereof, that are directed at a person or group of persons, or a single severe and willful act or expression that is directed at a person or group of persons, and:

(a)

Have the effect of:

(1)

Physically harming a person or damaging the property of a person; or

(2)

Placing a person in reasonable fear of physical harm to the person or damage to the property of the person;

(b)

Interfere with the rights of a person by:

(1)

Creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment for the person; or

(2)

Substantially interfering with the academic performance of a pupil or the ability of the person to participate in or benefit from services, activities or privileges provided by a school; or

(c)

Are acts or conduct described in paragraph (a) or (b) and are based upon the:

(1)

Actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability of a person, sex or any other distinguishing characteristic or background of a person; or

(2)

Association of a person with another person having one or more of those actual or perceived characteristics.

2.

The term includes, without limitation:

(a)

Repeated or pervasive taunting, name-calling, belittling, mocking or use of put-downs or demeaning humor regarding the actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability of a person, sex or any other distinguishing characteristic or background of a person;

(b)

Behavior that is intended to harm another person by damaging or manipulating his or her relationships with others by conduct that includes, without limitation, spreading false rumors;

(c)

Repeated or pervasive nonverbal threats or intimidation such as the use of aggressive, menacing or disrespectful gestures;

(d)

Threats of harm to a person, to his or her possessions or to other persons, whether such threats are transmitted verbally, electronically or in writing;

(e)

Blackmail, extortion or demands for protection money or involuntary loans or donations;

(f)

Blocking access to any property or facility of a school;

(g)

Stalking; and

(h)

Physically harmful contact with or injury to another person or his or her property.
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Jul. 14, 2020