Family sues school district after 12-year-old girl commits suicide

Mallory Grossman was a 6th-grader at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway, NJ.
2:33 | 06/20/18

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The parents of a twelve year old say months of unrelenting bullying led to her suicide. The family of Mallory Grossman making the claim in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the rock Kuwait counter board of education and its staff today the family saying the school district should have been mortar protect our. Eyewitness News reporter Michelle Charles we'll live in front of the middle school were Grossman was once a student with the show. Well good evening Mallory Grossman's parents say that this lawsuit in my hands. Is them screaming. For help for change. In the schools are this is Copeland middle school in rockaway township this is where twelve year old Mallory went to sixth grade. This was a young girl her parents described full of strength and promise life and spirit. And that she was so sensitive to other's feelings her parents are suing to change the way all schools confront bullies in class and on social sites in kids' phones. And how they empower good kids to stand up for what is right not to pile lawn. And to draw attention to awful behavior. Mallory mother and father wants schools to stop acting they say like it's 1982. And her mom says the school's just need to wait. Opt to change. I want I really want schools to understand the gravity. Of what has happened Mallory is not eighteen minute news story she has our daughter and she's for ever gone. Our family has changed because the BS. Because they chose. Not to put systems in place they chose not to protect her so I want other school systems to learn from BS. And to start making immediate changes within their buildings. Again the lawsuit filed today against those school system here. And the town she was. Taunted about relentlessly. And repeatedly by one classmate in the weeks leading up to her suicide on June 14 of last year. Mallory was asked by these kids quote win are you going to kill. Yourself her parents say this was a spirited young girl twelve years old. Who was so sensitive. And they were screaming for help they say they have evidence of that and that the schools simply did not do anything to punish. The kids who were doing this they say it was entirely preventable her mother mother has started something called. No reason army you can find it on FaceBook will have more on that coming up at 530 we're live in rockaway township Michelle Charles Werth channel seven Eyewitness News.

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