Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

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Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a homicide detective said the surveillance video captured "bullying and could even rise to the level of criminal assault" and noted in his report that after Gabriel fell to the ground, "many students step over, point, mock, nudge [and] kick" him.

In a statement accompanying the video, Cincinnati Public Schools said it is "reviewing with faculty and staff the procedures regarding adult supervision in the restrooms".

A handful of parents and others are demonstrating outside the elementary school attended by an 8-year-old OH boy who killed himself two days after a bully knocked him unconscious.

Last year, 13 occurred. The yearly average is about five. Before its release, video will be edited to blur faces of the children involved. The system's lawyers, however, denied the request, citing federal privacy law. The Enquirer is now appealing the school's decision.

As a result, school spokeswoman Janet Walsh declined to answer any other questions about the situation.

Months later, his family claims there is proof Gabe was bullied at Carson Elementary School days before his death. "Their investigation has concluded and no charges were filed", read the statement obtained by the Enquirer. The school's assistant principal, Jeff McKenzie, is then seen rushing into the room. Carson principal Ruthenia Jackson and three other Cincinnati Public Schools officials were copied on the message.

Surveillance video of the disturbing assault, much of which took place after Gabe was knocked unconscious, was released on Friday by the school district.

His death on January 16 came just days after being bullied and knocked unconscious.

I've embedded the eight-minute video below.

Karaguleff explained that he saw a young boy with "with dyed hair sorta O'Dell Beckham Jr. style", enter the restroom. Six seconds later, kids flee the restroom.

Then the 8-year-old arrives "and appears to shake hands".

As the Post notes, a Cincinnati homicide detective has viewed the video and detailed that it shows a student in a red-and-gray coat punching another student wearing glasses in the stomach, sending the child to all fours on the ground.

"For almost five minutes after that, [other students join in and] step over, point, mock, nudge, [and] kick the [unconscious] 8-year-old".

The Cincinnati Police Department told ABC News in a statement: "On January 26th, 2017, The Cincinnati Police Department conducted an investigation into the death of Gabriel Taye".

"If the school had told mom that 'Your son was assaulted, 'Your son had lost consciousness for seven minutes, ' she would have immediately taken him to the hospital and had him examined", Branch said.

Reynolds told WLWT her son spent a significant amount of time in the school nurse's office and there were some days Gabe simply wanted to stay home.

On the evening after the school told Gabriel's mother he "fainted", the boy was nauseated and vomiting.

"She doesn't even want to go to school anymore, and she always liked school", Amy Henson said. He was diagnosed at a hospital with the stomach flu. Parents it's OK, to tell your children to reach for help when someone is hurting them, whether it's at school, outside, home, or anywhere.

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