The Maine Human Rights Commission is preparing to take the Brunswick School Department to court because of alleged bullying at Brunswick Junior High School, WCSH-TV reported.

The case involves a boy whose family said he was bullied at the school between 2010 and 2012, from sixth to eighth grade. The commission said the boy was harassed and bullied by other students because they thought he was gay, the Portland television station reported.

Commission investigators said the school responded to the family’s complaints at the time but didn’t do enough to actually stop the harassment.

According to WCSH, the superintendent’s office declined an interview request but issued a statement saying: “We understand this is part of (the commission’s) internal process. Certainly, the door is always open for further discussion with the family or the Commission.”

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