Lamesa ISD Bullying Guidelines

Definition of Bullying
Bullying is defined as a single significant act or a pattern of acts by one or more students directed at another student that exploits an imbalance of power and involves engaging in written or verbal expression, expression through electronic means, or physical conduct that:

  1. Occurs on or is delivered to school property or the site of a school-sponsored or school-related
    activity on or off school property;

  2. Occurs on a publicly or privately owned school bus or vehicle being used for transportation of
    students to or from school or a school-sponsored or school-related activity; and 3.    Cyberbullying that occurs off school property or outside of a school-sponsored or school-
    related activity if the cyberbullying:

    • Interferes with a student’s educational opportunities; or

    • Substantially disrupts the orderly operation of a classroom, school, or school-sponsored or school-related activity.

and that:

  1. Has the effect or will have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or of damage to the student’s property;

  2. Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive enough that the action or threat creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student;

  3. Materially and substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of a classroom or school; or

  4. Infringes on the rights of the victim at school;

    and includes cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying means bullying that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including through the use of a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an Internet website, or any other Internet-based communication tool.


Lamesa ISD has implemented STOPit to address and provide an anonymous reporting tool for students to make an anonymous report should they be a witness of or was the victim of bullying.

Here is the link to the STOP IT App.

If you prefer to download a Bullying form in PDF format, click here.

How to use the bullying flowchart:

In order to address the legislative change, the following Bullying Flow Chart helps parents and the community understand if a student has been bullied according to the legal definition. A checkmark must be provided in each section for statements that are true. If any identified section does not receive at least one checkmark, then the act is not considered bullying by state law but may violate the Student Code of Conduct. (Follow the conditional ‘yes/no’ logic for the questions regarding the use of electronic communication devices to determine if an incident is considered bullying.

Bullying Check List