The South Glens Falls School District has been notified that they will once again be the focus of a lawsuit involving allegations of bullying.
The Glens Falls Chronicle first reported the story Monday, complete with a photo of an injury a 10th grader claims she sustained after an attack by bullies in the school cafeteria.
“That is the straw that broke the camels back because this has been going on for two years.”, said the teen’s attorney William Nikas. He claims the district did next to nothing to address the bullying leading up to the alleged attack and they’ve notified the district that they intend to take them to court.
Christine Taras and her husband also recently sued the district after their 13-year-old son Jacobe took his own life. It was only after his suicide that his mom learned the extent of the bullying.
Christine is now focusing on a bill named in honor of her son. Jacobe’s Law would require districts to notify parents and all those involved in verified incidents of bullying. The bill passed in the Senate three times, but failed to make it out of conference in the Assembly.
Christine is hopeful legislators will pass it in January. She said of her son, “I miss him…my heart and my soul. I don’t want another parent and I don’t want another child to feel unprotected at school.”
NEWS10 ABC spoke with the South Glens Falls School District superintendent Kristine Orr. She says she cannot comment on pending lawsuits, but she did add that the district has a zero tolerance policy on bullying.