Attorneys say 8-year-old was bullied before killing himself

Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

A surveillance video at a Cincinnati elementary school reportedly shows an 8-year-old little getting kicked and beaten so badly that lost consciousness.

Some children appear to show concern for Gabriel while others poke him or nudge him with their feet. The two boys appear to shake hands before Taye ends up on floor. Then for almost five minutes, other students stepped over, pointed, mocked, nudged and kicked Taye as he lay still. After a night in the emergency room, the mother brought him home and kept him out of school that day, January 25. His mother found him in his bedroom, hanged by one of his neckties.

"The school nurse checked Gabriel's vital signs, which were normal".

At the time, officials at Carson Elementary School told her there was no evidence of bullying and that Gabe has simply fainted.

It was not until March, while the family's lawyers were investigating the circumstances leading up to the boy's death, that they learned about the video.

Now, Branch and Reynolds are hoping that parents and students will come forward with more information. "I think that's a very big component".

The Hamilton Country Coroner said she was re-opening an investigation into the suicide to determine any contributing factors leading to his death.

Neither Cincinnati Public Schools officials nor Carson Elementary officials would comment on the video or the assault. The file included a copy of a February 3 email from a homicide detective to an assistant principal at Carson Elementary School and other Cincinnati school officials describing what he saw on the video obtained from the school district's security department.

Cincinnati Public Schools is reviewing with faculty and staff the procedures regarding adult supervision in the restrooms, and is committed to student safety, the district's statement said.

"The [unnamed] boy", said to be wearing a red and gray coat, goes on to "hit another boy in the stomach, sending him to the floor [on] all fours", before seemingly threatening another male student who remained behind from the previous crowd of bathroom visitors. That is a claim the family has refuted.

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The mother's attorneys said her sister, who was caring for the boy while she was at work that night, called to tell her the boy had been vomiting.

Gabe allegedly never filled in his mother or doctors - who assumed the child was dealing with a stomach virus - on what actually occurred with him earlier that day.

According to the Daily Mail, on January 24, 2017, Cornelia Reynolds picked her 8-year-old son Gabriel "Gabe" Taye up from school after teachers informed her that he had fainted in one of the boys' bathrooms.

"The article suggests that other students were beating Gabriel during this incident, a description that video evidence does not support". Their investigation has concluded and no charges were filed.

"I witnessed behaviour that in my belief is bullying and could even rise to the level of criminal assault, if not for the young ages of the perpetrators", he added in a report.

Reynolds called Gabriel a "shining light to everyone who knew him and loved him" in a statement to ABC News Friday.

She says another child smacked her daughter in the face.

The school system responded at that time by saying there had been no reports of bullying at the school between August and December 2016, the Post notes. Cincinnati lawyer Jennifer Branch, representing the boy's mother, fired back Thursday at that statement that the school nurse urged the mother to take the child to the hospital.

"I just feel like enough is not being done, and I feel like stuff is being swept under the rug", Reynolds told local news WLTV. "That was his way".

"My daughter cries every morning that she doesn't want to come to school", Emery said. She said she has seen a lot of bullying at the school and doesn't think it will get any better.

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