Adults can get restraining orders. They can press charges with the police, They can sue the perp and the employer for workplace harassment. They can quit and look for other work and move.
Seriously? What can a kid do, other than find and use the defenses prisoners use in prison: Form a protection gang ( clique), or be prepared to bloody the perp.
The kid needs to grow a set.
When you allow yourself to be a victim you become a professional victim.
This kid lacks self esteem.
Probably because we have feminized boys in school and society for the last 40 years.
This kid should bloody the bullys nose, dot his eye.
He may get his ass whipped if he does, but that bully will think twice about revisiting the kid.
Hell! Jonah may just get a round of applause from his classmates for standing up for himself.
Seriously? Are you that pathetic? This is a lesson that EVERY child must learn. EVERY child gets picked on. Too tall, too short, too fat, too skinny, too loud, too quiet, too rich, too poor, too black, too white, too whatever. All kids of ALL cultures and ALL races, throughout ALL time have been bullied at some point and in some way. It is a rite of passage to figure out the lesson: how to make someone stop who gets pleasure out of annoying / hurting / dominating / insulting you. The usual solutions include (depending on the type of bullying):
showing that is no longer bothers you (so it no longer gives them pleasure, so they move on to the next one),
getting into a physical confrontation (you may very well lose, but if you inflict enough damage to make it no longer worthwhile... or if you gain a bit of respect... it stops),
getting / making friends to make it a numbers game,
give better insults that you get,
some opt for joining the bullies, and insulting themselves (which makes for self-esteem issues later on, but it is a relatively common and somewhat viable tactic)...
there are almost as many solutions as there are bullies. Pick your top ten, try each, and see what works best. If none do, try the next ten.
One-on-one therapy, Presidential PSAs, talks with the principal or the parents, and other moronic nanny-interventions don't work. Never have, in any culture, in any period of history. Never will. The point is to learn to defend yourself, or else be attacked forever. Hell, this is part of the animal kingdom. It's not just HUMAN nature that features it. The runr of the litter is not well treated. Figure out a way to best the bullies, or avoid being a fun victim... or else have limp-wristed parents fret over "what to do" on public forum boards.
Welcome to mammal-hood. Life takes effort, and an interest in self-preservation.