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Mother of transgender student sues Manville School District after child’s suicide

Myles Fitzpatrick, 17, died by suicide in November 2022 after alleged bullying about his gender identity.

Matt Trapani

May 18, 2023, 9:12 PM

Updated 399 days ago

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The mother of a transgender high school student is suing the Manville School District, saying it should have done more to prevent her child’s death.
Myles Fitzpatrick, 17, died by suicide in November 2022 after alleged bullying about his gender identity.
Fitzpatrick came out as transgender in December 2020 and began transitioning from female to male.
“When Myles was younger, we didn’t know he was going to be our son, so we called him our daughter and sister. He knew nothing but love from his family. He would brighten up any room and always knew how to make anyone smile,” his family wrote in his obituary.
The Fitzpatrick family has started a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $16,000.


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