For months, her parents say, Mallory Grossman was tormented by texts, Instagram posts and Snapchat messages from classmates.
“When are you going to kill yourself,” bullies allegedly asked the 12-year-old. On June 14, 2017, she did.
Just over a year after their daughter’s suicide, Grossman’s parents on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Rockaway Township Board of Education and the township itself, alleging Copeland Middle School failed to take any substantial action against the bullies despite their repeated complaints.
The lawsuit, which names a variety of school personnel as individual defendants, also alleges the township failed in its responsibility to ensure the safety of children in local schools.