Grieving Parents Sue School District After Their 12-Year-Old Daughter Commits Suicide Following The Systematic Bullying

Date June 22, 2018

The family of the 12-year-old Mallory Grossman, a six-grader who committed suicide, sues the school district. They claim the school didn’t protect their girl from continuous bullying.

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Mallory Grossman killed herself on June 14, 2017 after months of systematic bullying at school. She was studying at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Devastated parents decided to file a lawsuit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education. According to the information provided by Dianne and Seth Grossman, Mallory’s parents, there were at least 14 cases of bullying that led to suicide.

Some cases involve messages, where bullies asked their daughter about the time she is going to commit suicide.

Dianne and Seth Grossman are ready to provide evidence to prove that the school could save Mallory from bullying.

Since daughter's death, mother tries to do everything possible to fight bullying and stop similar cases in the future. Mallory's Army was created in July to combat bullying and cyber-bullying.

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Dianne said:

I knew what my experience was and I knew I wasn’t the only person. We needed to band together.

The woman plans to make a movie about bullying. She said:

Hopefully, it will really heal hearts. The documentary gives you a glimpse into Mallory’s life. It gives you a glimpse into her room. We are going to film in her room tomorrow and it’s going to hurt like hell. I’ve only been in her room four times since she died. It still smells like the EMTs are in there. You can smell the latex gloves still in her room.

But can they win? Expert says that schools often prevail in bullying lawsuits.

But there is a hope that with such people as Dianne, the situation will become better soon. Bullying must be stopped!

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