The district released copies of a choppy 24-minute-long video that shows one boy bullying other students and then, according to the mother's attorneys, pushing Gabriel into a wall when he tried to shake the boy's hand and knocking him unconscious.
Video allegedly shows the 8-year-old being assaulted in a bathroom at Carson Elementary School in Ohio. Like, was there any connection between the bathroom incident and Gabriel's suicide? The school says that they wanted people to see that detective's description was over the top.
Gabriel lies motionless, his legs crumpled under him, as other students run away.
For almost 5 minutes after that, "many students step over, point, mock, nudge, kick, etc.", the 8-year-old boy, Karaguleff wrote.
Gabriel Taye killed himself on January 26, 2017. That evening, this mother found him hung from the bed.
Amy Henson's daughter attends the same school as Gabriel.
Cincinnati lawyer Jennifer Branch, representing the 8-year-old's mother, said on the day of the assault, someone from Carson Elementary called the mother to say her son fainted and was in the nurse's office with normal vital signs.
It was not until March that the video was brought to their knowledge.
Branch said that the boy's mother wants answers. A woman who lives in the same Cincinnati apartment complex as Reynolds said Friday that her 13-year-old son sometimes played with Gabriel outside.More news: Taking a Fresh Look at Zynga Inc. (ZNGA)
A Cincinnati Public Schools statement that was released on Thursday prior to the footage becoming public said officials at the school had said that he was "motionless", but denied the assault allegations, according to The Huffington Post.
School officials have been critical of a homicide detective's description of what happened in the surveillance video recorded January 24. "During our investigation we learned that the Cincinnati police detectives found a video recording of the child two days before he died". She also contacted (Taye's) mother and asked her to pick him up and take him to the hospital to be checked out. That is a claim the family has refuted. Neither doctors nor the boy's mother knew what had happened earlier that day, her attorneys said.
"Mom is called, and she's told that he fainted", Branch said After Gabriel reported stomach pain, his mother took him to a hospital for what was believed to be a stomach flu, she added.
"There needs to be a lot more response in that school to what is going on and the parents need to know what's going on". The school district said it will release the footage after they're able to ensure the privacy of any students featured in the video. "Their investigation has concluded and no charges were filed", read the statement obtained by the Enquirer.
Reynolds says she doesn't feel enough was done to prevent bullying at the school.
WLWT investigator Todd Dykes talked to Gabe's mother, Cornelia Reynolds, after the death of her only child.
Reynolds is calling for justice for her only son and his heartbroken that no-one informed her he was being bullied.
At the time of his death, school officials told Reynolds that there was no evidence of bullying at the school. "That was his way". "They didn't tell her the whole story", Leader said. "He just didn't know how to tell me".