Student Paralyzed by Bully's Punch Wins Lawsuit

The Ramsey school district's settlement with Sawyer Rosenstein and his family over the 2006 assault was made public this month

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images

    A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a bully punched him in the abdomen.      

    The Ramsey school district's settlement with Sawyer Rosenstein and his family over the 2006 assault was made public this month.      

    The family's lawyer says their lawsuit alleged school officials knew or should have known the boy's attacker had violent tendencies and that they failed to comply with state law.      

    Three months before being punched, Rosenstein emailed school officials to report he was being bullied.      

    Rosenstein was paralyzed by a punch that caused a blood clot in an artery that supplies blood to the spine and will need a wheelchair for the rest of his life.      

    He is now a freshman at Syracuse University.    

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.