School admits it didn’t protect student who died by suicide after bullying

School leaders posted a statement online that they were made aware that student Jack Reid was being bullied but failed to take the right steps to protect him.

Matt Trapani

May 3, 2023, 2:42 AM

Updated 446 days ago

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The Lawrenceville School has admitted that it failed to protect a student who died by suicide one year after the student’s death.
School leaders posted a statement online that they were made aware that student Jack Reid was being bullied but failed to take the right steps to protect him.
Reid’s parents spoke to George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” to advocate for change.
“I think everyone in this room probably knows someone who was bullied as a child. And you do suffer the scars of that and then have that for the rest of your life. But I think that what we've realized from our situation, is that it can lead to death. This is a very serious issue. And the internet absolutely makes it even much worse for kids today,” said Reid’s mother, Elizabeth Reid.
The family says that they felt gratified that the school admitted to the fault.
“We think that’s a very courageous admission and we hope other institutions follow their lead,” said Reid’s father, Bill Reid.
Anyone who is in crisis is urged to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.


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