Family sues school after bullying-related suicide

Billy Lucas

Bullicide victim Billy Lucas

BY STEVE WILLIAMS
Care2.com

Just over two years ago, 15-year-old Billy Lucas took his own life after a sustained campaign of bullying at school related to his perceived sexual orientation, among other personal characteristics. Now, the Indiana teenager’s family is suing Lucas’ former school Greensburg Community Junior High, alleging that the school may have directly contributed to Lucas’ anguish.

Reports Fox 59:

“To the extent the school let him be subjected to this kind of torment is inexcusable. The school violated the law by not taking steps to protect him,” said Tom Blessing of Frazier Law Firm, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of Lucas’ family.

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