Does a school district have a duty to protect a student who was the victim of bullying from self-harm under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or 42 U.S.C. Â§ 1983? Lance v. Lewsiville Indep. Sch. Dist., No. 12-41139 (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals). LAF’s Attorney: Lisa A. Brown, Thompson & Horton, LLP, Houston.