1: Yes, i’ve been bullied a lot throughout my life because i appear vulnerable.
2: I’ve had the kind of bullying where i’m scared to walk home, i was scared of looking up and having them recognise me out of fear that they would try and hurt me.
3: I had parents who helped me, as a result of letting them know what was going on they contacted the school and the kid got suspended and went to a youth program, i left a short time later because of more unrelated reasons. For clarification i was 14 being threatened by a sixteen year old.
4: As i said just before with enough evidence the school can take action, often suspend the student after continued bullying. In OP’s case the school could have used a witness or told him to stay near a security camera so they could get evidence