The family of a 12-year-old girl who killed herself in June, is suing their daughter's New Jersey school district for failing to intervene when she was being viciously attacked by bullies online.
Mallory Grossman of Rockaway Township, took her own life after being tormented by bullies on Snapchat, according to her family.
In a press conference Tuesday about the suit, the family's attorney, Bruce Nagel, said after months of abuse, one tormentor told her: 'Why don't you kill yourself.'
Mallory Grossman in her cheer-leading uniform. Her family is suing their late daughter's school district because they didn't intervene to stop Mallory from being bullied. Mallory, 12, took her own life on June 19
Mallory's mother, Diane Grossman, pictured at Tuesday's press conference announcing plans to sue the school district her daughter was enrolled in
Her mother, Diane Grossman, said she complained to the school for months about the bullying, up and until the day her daughter committed suicide on June 19.
Diane stood with her lawyer during the press conference. 'We are here today with our intent to sue Rockaway School District and all of the administrators who ignored months of pleas to stop this,' Nagel said.
'For months it was texts, Snapchats and Instagram, for months she was told she's a loser, that she had no friends.'
In a statement to NJ. com, Nagel's law firm alleges the schools 'gross negligence' for doing nothing to stop the messages despite Diane's repeated pleas for help to the administrators at Copeland