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Parents sue South Glens Falls schools after bullied son kills himself

Parents of boy, 13, who killed himself claim South Glens Falls school failed to address bullying, abuse or to alert them of situation

On the day Jacobe Taras killed himself, he had an appointment to see the school guidance counselor.

A couple weeks earlier, before spring recess and the family trip to Florida and the sunshine and the open waters, the 13-year-old had filled out a survey in class. It was from a school counselor, and it asked whether there was anything anyone needed to talk about. Jacobe wrote “no,” then crossed it out and wrote “maybe.”

He never went to see the guidance counselor that first day back from vacation, on April 13, 2015. And as far as his parents are aware, no one at the Oliver W. Winch Middle School in South Glens Falls ever tried to find out why. Jacobe went home that day and shot himself, leaving a note for his parents describing the torment at the hands of his bullies.

On the day Jacobe Taras killed himself, he had an appointment to see the school guidance counselor.

A couple weeks earlier, before spring recess and the family trip to Florida and the sunshine and the open waters, the 13-year-old had filled out a survey in class. It was from a school counselor, and it asked whether there was anything anyone needed to talk about. Jacobe wrote “no,” then crossed it out and wrote “maybe.”

He never went to see the guidance counselor that first day back from vacation, on April 13, 2015. And as far as his parents are aware, no one at the Oliver W. Winch Middle School in South Glens Falls ever tried to find out why. Jacobe went home that day and shot himself, leaving a note for his parents describing the torment at the hands of his bullies.

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