On February 28 Mya Vizcarrondo-Rius, a 16 years old high school student at Harry’s Trumian High school in new York committed suicide by jumping off a roof after allegedly being bullied and forced to perform sexual act by two boys at school. Her body was found on the ground outside the 34-floor apartment building where she lived. Her parent are now filing a law suit against the school, which they claime ignored their daughter complaints and never informed them of the bullying which was happening for five months already
According to the law suit, mya , who was in 9th grade, has been repeatedly bullied for at least five months by her classmates who made fun of her body; pulled her hair and physically assaulted her.
The lawsuit also stated mya told a guidance counselor and the school’s principal Keri Alfano about the bullying but she “was ignored and simply sent sent back to class without any intervention by the school .” The school didn’t also notified her parent the bullying the lawsuit said.
Shortly after mya’s death the guidance counselor was fired and one other bullies named in the lawsuit was transferred.
Now the May’s parent are filing a lawsuit against the educational Department and the school administrator’s. They believe her death could have been prevented if the school just took proper measures.
“The tragic circumstances surrounding my client’s death could have been prevented” John Scoal the family’s lawyer said “we hope that this case will cause the Department of Education to reevaluate their policies and proper train their employees on issues related to bullying so that no student feels so hopeless they believe suicide is the answer. We hope that this case will prevent helpless students from taking their own lives in the future.”