The parents of the Rutgers University student who killed himself after authorities said his intimate encounter with a man was captured by a webcam don’t want his roommate to receive “harsh punishment.”
Tyler Clementi’s parent’s attorney said it appears Rutgers failed to implement or enforce policies that would have prevented or deterred the student behavior that led to their son’s death.
Tyler Clementi was a member of the Bergen Youth Orchestra for six years and was co-concertmaster for the last two years.
The bill requires public school teachers and staff to receive training in suicide prevention and dealing with incidents of bullying. It also requires school districts to establish anti-bullying programs.
The case of a Rutgers University student who committed suicide after a roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on his tryst with another man could be the first major legal test of a state privacy law passed in 2003.