Justice For Boy Who Committed Suicide Due To Bullying

Target: Mary A. Ronan, Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools

Goal: Demand school apologize for allegedly keeping quiet about bullying.

A Cincinnati elementary school allegedly neglected to tell a mother that her child was being heavily bullied, leading to the boy’s suicide. Security camera footage showed that another student attacked him and knocked him unconscious, and when the boy later became ill and was taken to the hospital, the doctors wrote it off as a stomach virus. The detective in charge of the investigation claimed he would let the school handle it despite the videos showing what could be considered criminal assault.

It is horrific and shameful that the school would allegedly hide such vital information from a mother whose child was suffering. The boy was clearly traumatized and afraid, enough to end his own life, and these incidents were clearly recorded. It is not right for a mother to discover that her young child’s suicide was due to something the school should have taken greater measures to prevent. Furthermore, the detective should remain involved in this case, given that the bullying could be considered criminal abuse and that it is technically a crime to drive a person to suicide.

The Cincinnati school system must apologize to the grieving mother for their alleged silence about her son’s abuse and take stronger measures to prevent such an incident from happening in the future. Sign this petition to demand justice for the victim and for his grieving family.


Dear Superintendent Ronan,

Carson Elementary, a school in your system, allegedly failed to tell a mother that her child was being cruelly assaulted and bullied, which led to the child’s suicide. The security cameras showed that the child was beaten into unconsciousness, leading to him developing an illness and finally hanging himself days later. The detective on the case claimed that it was best to let the school handle things despite Carson Elementary’s failure to do so before the child ended his life.

This child deserves justice, and so does his grieving family. Carson Elementary has failed in one of the basic responsibilities of a school, keeping its students safe; they failed to do anything to stop the bullying, and failed to tell the boy’s mother what was happening. You must demand they apologize to the mother, and ensure that they do not let such a thing happen in the future. Furthermore, all schools in your system must learn from this incident and issue stronger protection of their students. Bullying is a severe problem, and every death it causes is another death that should not have happened.


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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Demand Justice NOW, for eight-year-old boy who Committed Suicide Because of Bullying!!! Unacceptable!!

  2. Prosecute the bullies and the school!!

    • Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

      expell the bullies or arrest the bullies?

      • Arrest them. They are possibly future psychopaths if not held fully accountable for their actions now. They must know that what they have done is extremely serious and that cruel treatment of others will not be tolerated.

  3. Horrifying and so tragic. The school officials’ hiding of the bullying from the parents is unconscionable. They should be fully prosecuted, along with the bullies who drove this poor young boy to suicide.

  4. I think further action should be taken against the bullies. They should not be permitted to attend school with other children. Their families need to be held accountable also. Let the bullies parents or guardians figure out how to educate these bullies. The families create these monsters, let them make a plan about how to educate them. This victim’s family had to plan a funeral for their child. A much tougher thing to plan for a parent

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