In the days following her son's suicide, Jeannie Chambers told a television reporter in Sioux City that she wasn't sure if she wanted charges filed against the classmates who bullied her boy.
Her son, Kenneth Weishuhn, was only 14 when he killed himself April 15. His death inspired rallies and candlelight vigils across the state and reignited a debate about bullying, responsibility and liability.
The reason for Chambers' indecisiveness seemed altruistic. She didn't want another mother to lose a child, she said.
But bullying victims and their families have increasingly turned to the legal system for recourse. They're going beyond pushing for criminal charges and civil penalties against bullies. They're taking on school systems --- and winning.