Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means any intentional written, verbal, graphic, or physical act that a student, an adult, or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) more than once and the behavior both causes mental or physical harm to the other student(s) and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s). Aggressive behavior is defined as inappropriate conduct that is repeated enough, or serious enough, to negatively impact a student’s educational, physical, or emotional well being. This type of behavior is a form of intimidation and harassment, although it need not be based on any of the legally protected characteristics, such as sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, or disability. It would include, but not be limited to, such behaviors as stalking, bullying/cyber bullying, intimidating, menacing, coercion, name-calling, taunting, making threats, exclusion, and hazing.
In accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, it is reported that the administrators of Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools have investigated forty cases of bullying first semester of 2012-2013.