March 18, 2018

8-year-old was bullied before killing himself, attorneys say

20 May 2017, 12:01 | Melvin Schneider

At the time officials at Carson Elementary School told her there was no evidence of bullying and that Gabe has simply fainted

At the time officials at Carson Elementary School told her there was no evidence of bullying and that Gabe has simply fainted

The Hamilton County coroner said earlier that she is reopening the investigation into Gabriel's suicide. And by "downplaying" the incident with Gabriel, the school is putting "many more kids at risk", she added.

"The article suggests that other students were beating Gabriel during this incident, a description that video evidence does not support".

Gabriel remained unconscious as students stepped over his body, pointed at, nudged and kicked him for about five minutes before an assistant principal entered the bathroom and found him.

Gabe Taye would take his own life two days later. His mother found him in his bedroom.

Another demonstrator outside the school said her 9-year-old daughter was jumped by other girls on a school bus and had marks and bruises on her face.

Jennifer Branch, a lawyer representing Gabriel's mother, said: 'She's devastated that her son's second to last day was so painful for him'.

It was not until March that the video was brought to their knowledge.

CPS released a statement Thursday with a different account of what happened.

No charges have been filed, officials said.

"It was very hard for me to believe that an 8-year-old would even know what it means to commit suicide and so I asked Cincinnati police to treat this as a homicide until proven otherwise and investigate it fully". The video, which you can judge for yourself below, was recorded on January 24. The school system said that it was "concerned about the length of time that (the boy) lay motionless and the lack of adult supervision at the scene" but that administrators followed protocol by having the nurse evaluate him.

The 750-student school failed to disclose to Gabriel's mother the events that occurred that day, preventing her from her parental duty of adequately adhering to her child's state.

McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador 'the hell out' of US
The State Department also says that it summoned Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic to discuss the altercation. There is no excuse for this kind of thuggish behavior", McCain said on his Twitter account.

BBC One's Three Girls cast, first look and what it's all about
And since the victims were rebuffed and disbelieved before, why should they trust the police? "And the evidence was there". I am so honoured to have been able to play the part of Lorna and give these girls a voice, because no one believed them.

Libya interim government gain control of airbase from Haftar forces
Also on Friday, a auto bomb south of Benghazi killed a prominent tribal leader linked to the LNA along with five other people. According to him, among the victims of the attack were also civilians who worked at the air base, or were nearby.

"If the school had told her what had happened to him in the bathroom, that he was unconscious for such a long period of time, she would have taken him to the hospital immediately, reported that to the medical professionals, and she would have called police", Branch said. That is a claim the family has refuted. The mother's attorneys said her sister, who was caring for the boy while she was at work that night, called to tell her the boy had been vomiting.

Gabriel Taye killed himself on January 26, 2017.

"Maybe this had been going on for years, and she had no idea, so she couldn't help him", Branch told Fox 19.

The Cincinnati school district says the boy told staff he had fainted and never said he had been bullied or assaulted. "Their investigation has concluded and no charges were filed", read the statement obtained by the Enquirer.

Following her son's death, Reynolds also released a statement.

Emery said her 9-year-old daughter has also been bullied at the school.

"I just feel like enough is not being done, and I feel like stuff is being swept under the rug", the boy's mother, Cornelia Reynolds, told Fox 8 Cleveland.

"If I could, I would give anything to have him back", she wrote. "That was his way".

Sammarco, the coroner, said she wants to know more about the incident, too.

Branch said the parents at the school deserve to know about the incident to hold honest conversations about bullying in school.

Other News

Trending Now

Germany meets with detained journalist in Turkey
Department of State is working closely with local authorities concerning this incident", the spokesperson said . A video that surfaced Thursday afternoon shows Erdogan standing by as his guards then attacked the protesters.

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Charge Over Sexting With A Minor
A law enforcement official said Weiner has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. In a statement to CNN at the time of the first reports, Weiner neither confirmed or denied sending the texts.

North Korea takes another American hostage
The 62-year-old naturalized US citizen, who has been held since October 2015, was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor. On January 2, 2016, as he was departing through Pyongyang's airport, he was detained.

Destiny 2's New PVP Mode Countdown is Basically Counter-Strike with Revives
Bungie yesterday held a special event to unveil the Destiny 2 gameplay (initial impressions are out and they are mostly positive). If you missed the livestream, don't worry - we have you covered, we've posted the link to it and all the trailers below.