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Family of Boy Who Killed Himself at School Files Lawsuit

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 08:05:00-04

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — The family of a 14-year-old boy who killed himself at a Lake Mary school last year has sued the Seminole County School Board, saying that school officials didn't do enough to prevent bullying against the child.

Local media report the parents of the boy filed the lawsuit on Monday. The boy shot himself in a bathroom stall in Greenwood Lakes Middle School on Sept. 10, 2014.

Attorney Matt Morgan says the boy went missing on the day of his death, and school officials didn't look for him. The boy's family reported him missing when his mother went to pick him up and couldn't find him. Police found his body at 11 p.m.

Superintendent Walt Griffin declined to comment, except to say that the school board will "vigorously defend" the school.