Family To Sue School District After 12-Year-Old Daughter’s Suicide | NBC Nightly News


THEY SAY THEIR PLEAS FOR THE SCHOOL TO STOP IT WERE IGNORED. THEY SPOKE WITH OUR STEPHANIE GOSK.>>Reporter: ROSEMARY’S PARENTS SAY –>>CHRONIC HEADACHES, STOMACHACHES.>>Reporter: IN JUNE SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE. TODAY DIANE AND SETH GROSSMAN ANNOUNCED THEY WILL SUE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR NOT DOING ENOUGH TO STOP IT.>>THIS SMALL DEVICE CAN BE A LETHAL WEAPON IN THE HANDS OF THE WRONG CHILD.>>HOW WAS A CELL PHONE USED AS A WEAPON AGAINST MALORIE?>>IT HUMILIATED HER. IT INTIMIDATED HER. IT MADE HER FEEL ALONE.>>TEXT MESSAGES ESCALATED TO THE POINT WHERE THEY ACTUALLY SAID, WHY DON’T YOU KILL YOURSELF.>>Reporter: THE GROSSMANS SAY THEY TURNED TO TEACHERS, COUNSELORS AND THE PRINCIPAL.>>WHAT WAS THEIR RESPONSE?>>WE’RE INVESTIGATING IT.>>Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD ISSUED A STATEMENT IN JUNE SAYING IN PART, WE WISH TO SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES, ADDING, IT IS COOPERATING WITH AN ONGOING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND CANNOT RESPOND TO INACCURATE RUMORS AND ACCUSATIONS. MALORIE’S CASE JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THE WHOLE COUNTRY STILL STRUGGLES WITH. MORE THAN 50% OF YOUNG PEOPLE REPORT BEING CYBER BULLIED. 25% REPEATEDLY. GIRLS MORE THAN BOYS. AND IT’S MOSTLY HAPPENING ON INSTAGRAM AND SNAPCHAT. SOME EXPERTS ADVISE PARENTS NOT TO RELY SOLELY ON SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR HELP.>>YOU BRING AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE TO THE AUTHORITIES, AND YOU SAY, THERE’S A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR GOING ON WHERE MY CHILD CANNOT FOCUS AND THEY ARE SCARED.>>Reporter: THE GROSSMANS WANT ACCOUNTABILITY.>>WE LIVE IN THIS BEAUTIFUL, PRETTY LITTLE GLASS HOME. AND SOMEONE TOOK A BASEBALL BAT TO IT.>>Reporter: HOPING THEIR FAMILY TRAGEDY MIGHT HELP