8-year old boy hangs himself after being bullied at school

Gabe Taye, 8, committed suicide following an attack by bullies at school, Carson Elementary School. Following his death, the Cincinnati Public School system plans to release surveillance video showing bullies at his elementary school beating him unconscious two days prior.


Taye, on January 24 was attacked in the school bathroom for trying to stop bullies from assaulting another student.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Taye was thrust into a wall and he became unsconcious for over 7 minutes. A police report obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer reveals that after Taye’s assailant knocked him to the ground, the other students would “step over, point, mock, nudge, kick, etc.,” on him while he remained unconscious.

A school official later called Taye's mother, Cornelia Reynolds, and "lied" to her that her son fainted. When Cornelia Reynolds picked her son from school, he was really sick and vomitted twice. He continously complained that his stomach hurt even after he was taken to the hospital. Two days after the attack, Taye hung himself from his bunk bed.  

The victim's family lawyer, Jennifer Branch speaking of the attack, said:
"A boy is in the bathroom punching and threatening and assaulting other children, and the son of my client walks in. (Gabe) actually attempts to shake this assailant's hand, and this assailant pulls him forward and slams him into the wall and he is knocked unconscious for seven-and-a-half minutes."

"If the school had told her what had happened to him in the bathroom, that he was unconscious for such a long period of time, she would have taken him to the hospital immediately, reported that to the medical professionals, and she would have called police," Branch told the Enquirer.
In the school district’s statement, it was revealed no charges would be filed.

“Though the connection between this incident at school and Gabriel's suicide are not clear, the district shared this video with police investigators at the time of the incident. Their investigation has concluded and no charges were filed,” read the statement obtained by the Enquirer.
The surveillance tape showing the abuse is still in the process of getting edited ahead of a Friday release.