In 2017, the parent’s of 12-year-old Mallory Grossman met with their daughter’s school officials about incessant bullying of Mallory. But school officials failed to address the parents’ concerns about the ongoing bullying.
Hours after that meeting, Mallory took her own life at home.
Six years later, the Grossmans have agreed to a $9.1 million settlement with the school district for its failure to protect Mallory.
From the Washington Post:
Throughout the 2016-17 school year, Mallory, who loved dance and cheerleading, struggled as she faced bullying online and at school from other students. She received cruel messages, and a group of students repeatedly refused to let her sit at their lunch table, leaving her to eat in the school’s guidance office, according to the lawsuit.
At school one day, the lawsuit states, one of the students who was bullying Mallory said to her: “When are you going to kill yourself?”
That student, along with others who are referenced but not identified in the lawsuit, continued to taunt Mallory — calling her “abusive names,” sending insulting messages on social media and kicking the back of her chair during class.
Read the full report here.
This week, more than six years after Mallory Grossman's death, her parents reached a $9.1 million settlement with the school district — the largest ever paid in a bullying case in the United States, according to Bruce Nagel, the family’s attorney.https://t.co/MzBobNx13j
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