Bullying blamed in 8-year-old’s suicide

Mother of 8-year-old who hanged himself says video proves he was severely bullied at school prior to his death.

(WLWT) A Cincinnati mother is desperate for answers in her son’s death.

Gabe Taye, 8, hanged himself from his bunk bed with a tie in January.

Months later, his family claims there is proof Gabe was bullied at Carson Elementary School days before his death.

Gabe’s mother, Cornelia Reynolds, said in January she had no idea what really happened inside the school and questioned if school leaders were taking action to prevent bullying.

“I just feel like enough is not being done, and I feel like stuff is being swept under the rug,” Reynolds said.

The family’s attorney, Jennifer Branch, says surveillance video shows Gabe was bullied two days before his death.

“A boy is in the bathroom punching and threatening and assaulting other children, and the son of my client walks in,” Branch explained. “(Gabe) actually attempts to shake this assailant’s hand, and this assailant pulls him forward and slams him into the wall and he is knocked unconscious for seven-and-a-half minutes.”

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