Gabriel, who tried to keep away from combating and talked eagerly about studying, was not often called a “cool child,” based on a instructor, the grievance mentioned.
At first, he excelled academically at Carson, which begins at pre-Ok and goes to the sixth grade.
Within the first and second grade, Gabriel got here house from faculty with accidents, together with two unfastened enamel. College officers advised the boy’s mom, Cornelia Reynolds, that he had an accident on the playground.
However within the third grade, Gabriel’s grades started to drop and the accidents acquired worse. Ms. Reynolds, a nurse, started to suspect that her son was being bullied.
He would come house with a scraped knee, a bruised elbow or wrist, or a twisted ankle. College officers hardly ever advised Ms. Reynolds or Gabriel’s father, Benyam Taye, about any bodily confrontations.
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On Jan. 17, 2017, the college nurse referred to as Ms. Reynolds and advised her that Gabriel had been punched within the face by two college students. Throughout a gathering with the opposite youngsters’s mother and father, the college’s assistant principal advised Ms. Reynolds that the boys had been participating in solely “horseplay” and that the accidents had been the results of an accident.
The varsity has 31 cameras across the constructing however officers refused to indicate Ms. Reynolds footage of what occurred, based on the lawsuit.
Every week later, Gabriel went into the restroom. Video footage reveals him approaching a boy, who seems to increase his hand. Gabriel is seen reaching out to shake it, however the boy roughly pulls him ahead, yanking him to the ground and knocking him out.