dr martens for girls Cincinnati school district changes bullying policy after suicide
Mitchell became superintendent in July, shortly before Gabriel’s family filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the district. She was a deputy superintendent for 12 years before her promotion.
The lawsuit claims that school officials minimized,
denied and covered up bullying against Gabriel.
The school district has denied the allegations and has asked that the lawsuit be dismissed. Attorneys for the district have argued Gabriel wasn’t targeted by taunts, threats or violence.
According to his family’s attorneys,
Gabriel’s parents didn’t know he’d been bullied until learning of a police email that described him as being knocked unconscious for several minutes. Attorney Jennifer Branch said school officials told Gabriel’s mother the boy had fainted.
Mitchell said in response to Branch’s comments that she hoped school officials would notify an adult as soon as possible if a student becomes incapacitated.