The parents of a high school sophomore who killed himself as a result of bullying are now suing the town of Greenwich.
In the suit, the parents of 15-year-old Bart Palosz claimed the Greenwich school district did not do enough to protect their son. They also said they hope that by filing the case, no other student will suffer the way he did.
Bart headed to first day of school in 2013 just as any student would.
However, just hours after the day ended, police said the teen went home and took his own life.
Police said their investigation never revealed why Bart committed suicide and no charges were ever filed.
Bart’s parents said he was the victim of constant bullying and the district didn’t do anything to stop it.
In the suit filed on Wednesday, they claimed Bart was teased, called names, had things stolen from him and was the victim of physical violence.
Documents from middle school counselors to their high school counterparts advised that Bart was bullied regularly and needed social work.
The counselors described Bart as socially awkward. They said he was stare at other students, wanted to be liked and would never tell on the bullies.
The suit also claimed the school district never investigated the bullying and also failed to discipline the bullies. It said that was in violation of the policies put in place to comply with the 2011 state anti-bullying law.
It does not detail how much money the family is seeking.
Greenwich has a month to respond to it.
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