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|When Sawyer Rosenstein was 12, a punch from a bully changed his life forever, leaving him paralyzed, and at times, near death from the complications of his condition.
Now, six years after the assault, the NJ school board in the district where he was a student has agreed to a $4.2 million settlement..."I see stories virtually, if not daily, every other day on bullying and " it's one of the first stories where there actually was a result that's positive and truly helps the family," he told msnbc.com, noting that the Ramsey Board of Education does not admit liability.
"But the facts surrounding this case are unbelievable, I mean they're dramatic in that you have a child who actually was pro-active" about dealing with the bullying, he said. Youngman was referring to emails written by Rosenstein to school officials -- a guidance counselor, an assistant principal -- about the harassment.
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