Family Of Third Grader Who Hung Himself Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against School.

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The family of a Cincinnati, Ohio Carson Elementary School third-grader, who hung himself in January, have filed a federal lawsuit against school officials. The wrongful death suit claims 8 year-old Gabriel Taye’s suicide resulted from a January attack in the boys’ restroom that was caught by a school surveillance camera and that school officials allegedly covered up. The suit says that school officials “deliberately withheld vital information from his mother, including that he had been assaulted, lost consciousness for a considerable period of time, and was at risk of a serious head injury.

Defendants reportedly informed the victim’s mother only that her son had fainted in the boy’s restroom and had recovered completely. In addition, the suit claims defendant school officials not only knew that student-on-student aggression was rampant, especially in the unsupervised bathrooms, but chose to cover it up rather than alert parents and the school community so that the violence could be investigated and resolved. The wrongful death lawsuit names as defendants the Cincinnati Board of Education, since-retired Superintendent Mary Ronan, Carson School Principal Ruthenia Jackson, and Assistant Principal Jeffrey McKenzie.

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