(Meredith)– The moms and dads of a 12-year-old lady in New Jersey filed a claim, claiming their daughter’s intermediate school cannot take any significant action to stop the bullying that led to her suicide.
Dianne Grossman stated a group of ladies at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway tortured her daughter, Mallory, for months.
She stated the bullies sent Mallory messages on Instagram and Snapchat, calling her “fat” and “jiggly.” They apparently informed her “you have no buddies” as well as asked her “when are you going to eliminate yourself?”
On June 14, 2017, Mallory took her life.
News 12 New Jersey reported. The suit declares school officials encouraged Mallory to consume lunch in a guidance counselor’s office rather of the lunchroom to avoid bullies. She was also forced to hug a minimum of one of her alleged tormentors in an effort at reconciliation.
Her moms and dads stated if the school did more to stop the bullying, their child would still be alive.
“The school had an extremely basic commitment: to keep (its) young students safe,” said the household’s lawyer, Bruce Nagel, according to NJ.com. Nagel said the Grossmans have actually not submitted a claim against the four families whose children presumably bullied Mallory. However, he stated those families have been put on notice for possible legal action.
In an interview with News 12, Mallory’s mother stated the school let her child down.
“Instead of removing Mallory from choir class, I desired the ladies that were tapping her chair every other day and calling her a b ****, I wanted those children eliminated from class. Not Mallory,” stated Grossman.
“I want them to care less about test scores and care about the psychological intelligence that our kids are experiencing,” she continued.
The school district’s attorney has actually not yet released a public declaration about the claim.
Info from News 12 New Jersey via CNN added to this story.
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