Bullying as defined by Maryland Law

"Bullying, harassment, or intimidation" means intentional conduct, including verbal, physical, or written conduct, or an intentional electronic communication, that:

(i) Creates a hostile educational environment by substantially interfering with a student's educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, or with a student's physical or psychological well-being and is: 

  1. 1. Motivated by an actual or a perceived personal characteristic including race, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ancestry, physical attributes, socioeconomic status, familial status, or physical or mental ability or disability; or 

  2. 2. Threatening or seriously intimidating; and 

  3. (ii) 1. Occurs on school property, at a school activity or event, or on a school bus; or 

  4. 2. Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a school. 

(3) "Electronic communication" means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager. 


Md State Law, Code of Maryland Regulations, 7-424

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