After a kid committed suicide, a school board meeting in Bayville, New Jersey, was filled with anger and stifling sadness.
The Central Regional School District Board of Education held its first meeting since the suicide of 14-year-old Adriana Kuch on Thursday.
According to her father, She was tormented and beaten throughout high school. She committed suicide following the assault
Since then, several students and parents have raised concerns about bullying at the same school.A week after a 14-year-old girl committed suicide after being assaulted by classmates, new cases of severe bullying among females at a school in New Jersey have been uncovered. Toni Yates has additional information. Thursday night’s victim testimony was sad.
Emma Smith, a ninth-grader, stated, “We’re terrified to roam the hallways of Central.” We are frightened that we will be picked on, bullied, and jumped.
Current and past students detailed decades of bullying, claiming that school administrators either ignored them or were themselves bullies.
Former student Sidney Mole stated, “Not just students but even teachers drove me out of this school due to bullying.” A teacher told the entire table of students with whom I was seated in class that I was spiralling into a pit of misery and that no one should be my friend because if they were, I would simply drag them down with me.
Before the board meeting, the interim superintendent outlined the adjustments that will be enacted.
Dr. Douglas Corbett, the acting superintendent of Central Regional School District, stated, “Potential approaches include creating a steering group comprised of parents and community leaders to assess and update our approach to bullying and other concerns.”
After the district’s response to a filmed attack on Kuch prompted anger, Dr. Corbett says he’s setting out the current situation and the next steps.
After the adolescent’s suicide, parents urged reform from school administration.
Three times, the student was struck in the face with a full 20-ounce water bottle. On the video, she was hit, kicked, and had her hair pulled while her peers laughed and filmed the assault at school.
A New Jersey school district’s superintendent resigned in the aftermath of a student suicide.
Prosecutors in Ocean County have accused four additional girls with the Bayville high school assault.
One girl is charged with aggravated assault, two others with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and one with harassment.
The acting superintendent states that new steps will be implemented to prevent this from happening again.
Dr. Corbett stated, “Retaining an outside party to assess our policies and crisis response.” “Student Assembly to examine volume, social media concerns, and modern challenges linked to our district’s policies, smartphone policies, and specific scheduling. Create a toll-free hotline, run by a third party, for students to call if they feel physically or digitally threatened and wish to remain anonymous.”
Meanwhile, parents and kids have staged demonstrations outside the school, claiming that this has occurred in the past and must end.
Corbett responded negatively when asked if there was a culture of violence at the high school.
Dr. Corbett responded, “I disagree.” “It has in no way been my experience.”
The acting superintendent also refused to discuss Kuch’s situation, citing a legal problem. He refused to disclose whether police were summoned. He claims he has had no contact with her relatives.
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