On July 30th, 2010, Alise Williams, mother of Christian Taylor, a Grafton High School freshman who committed suicide, filed a $10 million wrongful death suit against the High School’s principal, two assistant principals, a counselor and a school resource officer. The lawsuit alleges that the school administrators were negligent in failing to protect Ms. William’s son from being bullied while at school and that the bullying contributed to Christian committing suicide. According to Ms. Williams, she made repeated requests of the school to intervene in the bullying. Specifically, Ms. Williams met with school administrators twice in May after a male student told Christian to “just go ahead and kill yourself and get it over with.” This same student, according to Ms. Williams, continued to harass, threaten, verbally abuse and bully Christian up until Christian took his own life. In response to the suit, school administrators entered a demurrer plea which essentially challenges the sufficiency of the claim. However, the Judge overruled the plea on the basis that the defense had not proven that the administrators did not have a duty to protect Christian while he was in their care.
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