The boy’s parent’s provided
“multiple examples of specific instances
” in which school officials
“withheld information regarding Taye’s safety and wellbeing
” and failed to punish the students that attacked Taye
, Bouie Donald wrote in the 17-page opinion
“This Court finds their behavior, as alleged, to be egregious and clearly reckless, thus barring them from the shield of government immunity,” Bouie Donald wrote.
Security footage was part of lawsuit
At the center of the suit was security footage from two days before Taye’s death, in which the boy is seen falling unconscious at school.
ビデオで, Gabriel appears to be shaking hands with another boy in the entryway of a bathroom before falling on the floor motionless.
Children walk by Gabriel and over his legs, with some appearing to inspect and poke him for about five minutes until an adult enters the bathroom.
At least three adults enter the bathroom, look at the boy, and some kneel down to get closer to him.
やがて, Gabriel stands up and leaves with the adults.
The lawsuit alleged that the school knowingly withheld the bathroom incident from the boy’s parents.
School officials maintained that a school nurse called his mother to pick Gabriel up from school and take him to the hospital.
Gabriel stayed home the day after the bathroom incident, and returned to school the following day. 黒人の死は1世紀前に自殺の判決を受けました, his mother found him dead in his bedroom.
If agreed to, the settlement will require the district to improve its efforts to track individuals involved in repeat incidents of bullying, as well as locations in the school where repeat instances of bullying take place. The district must also increase training and better empower school nurses to report suspected instances of bullying.
The proposed settlement also calls for “placing an appropriate memorial” to Gabriel at Carson Elementary School.
The Cincinnati Board of Education is expected to hold a vote Monday night that, if it passes, will finalize the proposed settlement.
Al Gerhardstein, an attorney for Taye’s family, and Krista Boyle, spokesperson for the Cincinnati school district, both said they expected the board to vote in favor of the settlement.
Representatives for the Board of Education did not respond to requests for comment Friday.