Criminal Justice

Lawyer Skips School Discipline Route, Files Restraining Orders Against Alleged Bullies

Rather than wait on schools in New Hampshire to step in on behalf of students who claim they are being bullied, a Portsmouth lawyer is going to court.

Twice this month, Jay Nadeau has sought restraining orders against students who his clients claim are bullying them at Winnacunnet High School.

In the most recent case, a female sophomore claims a male freshman has been targeting her with offensive and threatening comments for months, the Union Leader reports. The altercations turned physical earlier this month, with an incident that required medical treatment, the paper reports.

Earlier, Nadeau filed a petition on behalf of a junior who claimed she had been receiving threats via text message and Facebook posts from a female sophomore.

A hearing for both cases is set for May 7.

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