NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The parents of a Long Island girl are suing the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District after they say their daughter was bullied for years and the district did nothing to stop it.
The family’s attorney, Jacques Simon, told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that children bullied the girl, now 14, from 2009-13. The bullying included sending her lewd videos on the Internet and death threats, Simon said.
“She got threatened to be gunned down by a child,” Simon said. “The district did nothing. They put the child on the same bus with the minor plaintiff. And for a whole year, the minor thought that she was going to get killed.”
Simon said the bullying started when the girl was a student at the Merrick Avenue Middle School in Merrick, and continued even after her parents moved out of the district and the girl enrolled in a private school.
The parents made numerous complaints to the school district, but school officials took no action, Simon said.
“The children were relentless,” the lawyer said. “They kept on bullying her via the phone. They were sending her text messages for no reason.
“Most of them told her to go to kill herself.
“She refused to wake up in the morning and go to school anymore,” Simon added.
The school district does not comment on active litigation, Hall reported.
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