Rockaway superintendent to resign in wake of student’s suicide

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The Rockaway Township’s superintendent of schools says he will be leaving when his contract expires in the wake of the controversy over a 12-year-old student’s suicide after repeated bullying.

Superintendent Dr. Greg McGann told the Rockaway Township Board of Education in early December that he would not be seeking a new contract and submitted his resignation letter effective July 1. 

McGann said in a letter that he knows "it is time for me to seek other professional opportunities."

Copeland Middle School student Mallory Grossman took her own life on June 14 following about nine months of bullying by classmates, according to her parents.

RELATED: School district denies ignoring bullying that led to girl’s suicide

The Grossmans announced in August that they planned to sue the school district, alleging it was grossly negligent for failing to address the bullying of their daughter.

The school district's administration and board of education have disputed the Grossmans' allegations.

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