On January 26, 2017, Gabe Taye, a third grade student at Carson Elementary School in Cincinnati took his own life. We have been investigating his death for his mother, who needed to know what happened to her son. Our investigation revealed that the school had a video recording of Gabe being bullied in the boy’s bathroom along with other boys. He was knocked unconscious and lay on the bathroom floor for over seven minutes. There was no adult supervision in the bathroom during the 12 minute video. When adults arrived, they revived him but only told his mother he “fainted.” When she later took him to the hospital because he was vomiting, the hospital thought he had the stomach flu; no one knew, but the school, that he was knocked unconscious for a long time. For more information read this Enquirer article and the Family Press Statemet 5.12.17
Our investigation continues as we try to learn what happened at the school and why Gabe took his life. If you have any information that would be helpful to the investigation, please contact us. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or get more information on their website, suicidepreventionlifeline.org.