October 10, 2018. Cincinnati, Ohio. Last evening, Cincinnati Public Schools appealed U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black’s ruling allowing Gabriel Taye’s parents’ civil rights and wrongful death case against CPS to go forward. Gabe’s parents are disappointed CPS chose to appeal instead of to resolve the lawsuit and reform the bullying that occurred at Carson Elementary where Gabe was a third grader. In January 2017 Gabe, who was eight years old, committed suicide after being bullied at school.
“Gabe’s family has asked for justice, not just for Gabe, but for all children who may be bullied at CPS schools. Justice delayed is justice denied. Gabe deserves better and so do the children of Cincinnati,” said Jennifer L. Branch, lead attorney and spokesperson for the family.
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.