Family of bullied girl suing the school district over suicide

NEWARK, N. J. – The parents of a 12-year-old girl who has her own life to complain a northern New Jersey school district, saying officials failed to protect their daughter from bullying.

The family of Mallory Grossman filed their wrongful death lawsuit against the Rockaway Township School District and the school leadership 19 June.

According to the suit, their daughter was bullied “relentlessly” by fellow students and received messages saying, “why don’t you kill yourself?”

Dianne Grossman says that she and her husband repeatedly sought the help of the officials of the school, but their answer was insufficient. Mallory Grossman died in June 2017.

The district says that the Grossmans’ allegations “categorically false.”

The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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