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Old 01-17-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Mother Sues School District Over Son's Death

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Mother Sues School District Over Son's Death

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A grieving mother is suing the Blue Springs School District, claiming her 12-year-old son was bullied to death.

Kim Myers said she blames school teachers and administrators for her son's death.

She said her son, Brandon, was constantly picked on by classmates, teased for a speech impediment.

Last February, her boyfriend found Brandon unconscious.

Myers said, "When he found Brandon, he was still standing upright. He had his one foot flat on the floor and another up on a bucket, with a cord around his neck. And John thought he was playing because he wasn't hanging, per se. And he nudged him and found that he was unconscious at that point."

Myers said Brandon would have never committed suicide if the faculty at Voy Spears Jr. Elementary School in Lee's Summit would have done something to stop the constant bullying.

"Because there was bullying in the school that the teachers and the assistant principal and the principal knew about and the counselor. Nothing was done," said Myers.

Myers said she knows a lawsuit won't heal the pain, but hopes Brandon's story will be a wake-up call for everyone about how serious bullying can be.

"I don't want any parents to go through what I've been through in the last year with my son. There were warning signs that I should have been told about - red flags that they didn't tell me about," Myers said.

The district issued a statement saying it's had an anti-bullying policy since 2004.

The policy was expanded in 2006 to add that threats in writing, including e-mails and text messages, could be considered acts of bullying.

Officials said they adhered to the policy in Brandon's case.
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Pretty sad, they should try to stop bullying.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:47 AM   #2
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Not trying to stop, but just stop. This is sick and insane that someone would ever do this!
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
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Yes but it is hard to just stop, the best we could do it TRY to stop. There is always people out there just looking for trouble.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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People and especially children can be mean.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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Damn, They need to crack down on bullies a lot more.

That sucks :/
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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that would help and not alowing people like that into school might help to jannekes right that is sick
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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Well I can't say this is entirely the school's fault. The school could have done something, yes, but it is the parent's responsibility to make sure that their child/children are in a safe enviroment. For the school to be held responsible would be like when Germany had to sign the "Guilt Clause" after WW1. I do have sympathy for the mother and it is sad that the kid commited suicide, especially at his age, it is really tragic and it means something, but in all due respect the mother could have done something as well, and suing the school just means that she wants publicity and money. Her child does not have a value in money, and if she thinks that a lawsuit is okay then she shouldn't get a dime.

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Old 02-15-2008, 07:40 PM   #8
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thats probably true greedy people are juged when they die though
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Im sick of stupid Americans doing this sort of stupid crap! They jsut get clever lawyers and think they can do anything. Its sad about the child though.
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I hate bullies. They pestered me throughout my whole Elementary years.
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