Long Island cheerleader, 16, sues Smithtown West High School for $6 MILLION ... trends now
A 16-year-old cheerleader is suing her high school in Long Island, New York, for $6 million, alleging persistent bullying by her classmates with videos of the attacks being circulated online.
Years of being targeted at Smithtown West High School – where her classmates pulled her hair, punched her, and filmed attacks against her which were shared on social media – left the girl wanting to kill herself.
The $6million lawsuit filed at Suffolk County last month details the relentless bullying that the 10th grader has endured at her high school, with shocking allegations of physical hostility, mental abuse and endless microaggression.
Her parents were so desperate that they put their house up for sale and bought her a horse as an emotional support animal last year, but the mare was tragically killed in front of the girl four months later by a veterinarian, the lawsuit claims.
Since then, the girl, identified as A.S., had been mocked over the death of her pet and was dubbed 'horse girl' by the bullies, according to the lawsuit.
The suit alleges the school, the school district, the Board and the school superintendent were aware of what happened but failed to address the issues.
A teenager is suing her Long Island high school for, alleging she was persistently bullied by classmates
The $6million lawsuit details the relentless bullying that the 10th grader has endured, with shocking allegations of physical hostility, mental abuse and endless microaggression
The school declined to comment and Superintendent Mark Secaur(pictured) said the school 'remains steadfast' in efforts to 'maintain a positive, safe and nurturing academic environment' for students
Lawyer Kenneth Mollins, who is representing the cheerleader, says the school did not protect the girl.
'The law requires that schools act in loco parentis, or, ''as parents,'' while kids are in their care and custody,' Mollins told The Daily Beast. And it has become clear that schools cannot protect their students from