8-year-old boy was bullied before committing suicide, attorneys say
CINCINNATI -- Attorneys for the mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy say he was bullied and knocked unconscious at school two days before he killed himself.
The attorneys say a school surveillance video shows Gabriel Taye being thrown against a wall by another child in a bathroom entrance and knocked unconscious. Taye laid unconscious for 7½ minutes before an assistant principal and a school nurse came to his aid.
School officials told the boy's mother that he'd fainted but was alert. CBS affiliate WKRC-TV reported Taye threw up a few times that night, so his mother took him to the hospital where it was assumed he had the flu.
On Jan. 26, Taye killed himself at his Cincinnati home after school.
Authorities say his mother only learned of the bullying after attorneys obtained a police investigative file.
Cincinnati school officials didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or get more information on their website, suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
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