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Family of bullied girl to sue school district over suicide

Dianne, center, and Seth Grossman, right, parents of Mallory Grossman, look as their attorney, Bruce Nagel, holds up a cell phone during a news confer...
Attorney Bruce Nagel, left, holds up a cell phone while Dianne, center, and Seth Grossman, parents of Mallory Grossman, look on during a news conferen...
Dianne Grossman, mother of Mallory Grossman, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Roseland, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The New Jersey mot...
Dianne Grossman, mother of Mallory Grossman, speaks to reporters while her attorney Bruce Nagel looks on during a news conference in Roseland, N.J., T...

Dianne, center, and Seth Grossman, right, parents of Mallory Grossman, look as their attorney, Bruce Nagel, holds up a cell phone during a news confer...

Attorney Bruce Nagel, left, holds up a cell phone while Dianne, center, and Seth Grossman, parents of Mallory Grossman, look on during a news conferen...

Dianne Grossman, mother of Mallory Grossman, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Roseland, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The New Jersey mot...

Dianne Grossman, mother of Mallory Grossman, speaks to reporters while her attorney Bruce Nagel looks on during a news conference in Roseland, N.J., T...

ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who killed herself says it will sue her school district for not stepping in to address the problem of cyberbullying.

An attorney for the family of Mallory Grossman said Tuesday that he's filing a notice of intent to sue the Rockaway Township school district for negligence.

Grossman took her own life in June after what her family says was months of bullying by several of her classmates.

Attorney Bruce Nagel says Grossman's parents pleaded with school officials but "nothing was done."

Messages left for the school district's attorney and superintendent seeking comment weren't immediately returned Tuesday.


Updated : 2021-01-17 11:14 GMT+08:00