A woman who alleged that her son had been bullied while he was student in Hudson schools has dismissed a lawsuit against the district, district administrators and employees, and several parents and their children.

Michael O’Shea, who represented the mother and son, said Monday that the case had been dismissed against all defendants.

“The majority of the claims were resolved and the remainder of the claims, we decided, [the mother] wants to move on with her life and her son’s life so they’re doing just that,” O’Shea said.

According to court documents, settlements were reached with two students and their parents.

In an email, district spokeswoman Sheryl Sheatzley confirmed that there has been no settlement involving the district and district employees.

“We are pleased that the plaintiff has decided to dismiss the case against the district and individual employees,” she said. “We will continue to appropriately follow the procedures and provide services for the well-being of our students.”

O’Shea declined to comment on any settlements.

In the complaint, the woman claimed her son had been repeatedly “bullied and harassed and assaulted by a number of students” for more than three years while a student at the elementary and middle school.

The complaint was filed in October 2017 against the district, four students and their parents or guardians; three additional unnamed students and their unnamed parents; administrators and staff at East Woods Elementary School and Hudson Middle School; and a district bus driver and an unnamed bus aide.


In the suit, the mother alleged not enough was done to project her son even after she reported the issues to district administrators and employees and the parents of the other children became aware of the issues.

Sheatzley wrote that students can report aggressive behavior and bullying to a trusted adult or use the district’s Safe Helpline at 800-418-6423 ext. 397.


Reporter April Helms contributed to this story. Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at 330-541-9431, jsaunders@recordpub.com or @JeffSaunders_RP.