Attorney: Ohio 8-year-old committed suicide two days after being bullied at school

CINCINNATI, OH (WLWT) A Cincinnati mother is desperate for answers in her son’s death.

Gabe Taye, 8, hanged himself from his bunk bed with a tie in January.

Months later, his family claims there is proof Gabe was bullied at Carson Elementary School days before his death.

Gabe’s mother, Cornelia Reynolds, said in January she had no idea what really happened inside the school and questioned if school leaders were taking action to prevent bullying.

“I just feel like enough is not being done, and I feel like stuff is being swept under the rug,” Reynolds said.

The family’s attorney, Jennifer Branch, says surveillance video shows Gabe was bullied two days before his death.

“A boy is in the bathroom punching and threatening and assaulting other children, and the son of my client walks in,” Branch explained. “(Gabe) actually attempts to shake this assailant’s hand, and this assailant pulls him forward and slams him into the wall and he is knocked unconscious for seven-and-a-half minutes.”

Leaders at Carson Elementary told WLWT, back in January, there was no evidence of bullying.

Branch said Gabe lost consciousness in the bathroom incident and the school told Reynolds, that Gabe had fainted.

“There is concern that there was more violence going on in that school,” Branch said. “There was more bullying than mom ever knew, was ever told, and as we learn things, it’s been hard to share them with her because her response is, ‘If I had only known.'” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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