Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, that has the effect of or can reasonably be predicted to have the effect of:
- Placing a reasonable pupil in fear of harm to his or her person or property;
- Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health;
- Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance; or
- Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.