Mother’s Lawsuit Claims Bullying Led to Son’s Suicide

FISHERS, IN – The mother of a high school freshman who killed himself last year has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Hamilton Southeastern Schools accusing the district and its employees of not doing enough to stop bullying incidents which, she says, led to her son’s suicide, reported the Indianapolis Star.

Natalie Moore alleges teachers and administrators ignored reports that her son, Jamarcus Bell, suffered racially-based bullying and harassment for perceived homosexuality and emotional disability.

According to the lawsuit filed November 21 in the US District Court in Indianapolis, the African-American student was the victim of “constant and ruthless harassment and bullying from other students” who allegedly threw pieces of metal at him during a welding class, stole his shoes, his clothing, had his book bag dumped and was physically assaulted in hallways and classrooms.