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Family of bullied girl Mallory Grossman to sue New Jersey school district over suicide

NJ family to sue district over girl's suicide
NJ family to sue district over girl's suicide
NJ family to sue district over girl's suicide
Posted at 11:07 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 14:07:40-04

ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) - The family of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who killed herself says it will sue her school district for not stepping in to address the problem of cyberbullying.

An attorney for the family of Mallory Grossman said Tuesday that he's filing a notice of intent to sue the Rockaway Township school district for negligence.

Mallory took her own life in June after what her family says was months of bullying by several of her classmates.

Attorney Bruce Nagel says Mallory's parents pleaded with school officials but "nothing was done."

The Associated Press' messages left for the school district's attorney and superintendent seeking comment weren't immediately returned Tuesday.