Parents of CA teen who committed suicide at school file lawsuit

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Parents of CA teen who committed suicide at school file lawsuit

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GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a 15-year-old student who leapt to his death at Crescenta Valley High School north of Los Angeles are suing the school district alleging they turned a blind eye to bullying that brought on their son's death.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/ZEIFhP ) Tuesday that Drew Ferraro's parents, John and Deana, filed the lawsuit last month claiming the teen was picked on for his small size, demeanor, style and attitude toward girls.

The Ferraros say school officials didn't attempt to create a safer learning environment for their son.

Glendale Unified Superintendent Dick Sheehan says he can't comment on pending litigation.

At the time of the death, Sheriff's Lt. John Corina told reporters there wasn't evidence of bullying and said the teen gave a different reason for his suicide.

 

Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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