Bullying victim suing Brisbane Boy's College for $600,000
AN elite Brisbane boys' school ignored a relentless three-year bullying campaign inflicted on a young student by classmates, according to the alleged victim, who is seeking $600,000 in damages.
The former student, who turned 21 on Wednesday, is suing Brisbane Boys' College in Toowong claiming he suffered years of psychological distress after being subjected to physical and mental torture at the hands of the same group of boys between 2004 and 2007.
In documents filed in the District Court on Tuesday, the man claimed that in one schoolyard incident in 2005, the main bullying protagonist punched him in the face with such force, his nose was broken and required surgery.
The boy was just 10 years old at the time.
The statement of claim alleges the bullying began shortly after the boy arrived at the school at the start of grade five in 2004.