A 14-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide after video of her being callously attacked at her high school was posted online. The family of the teen girl who committed suicide and students at the school are demanding action against bullying.
On Feb. 3, Adriana Kuch was found dead at her home in Bayville, New Jersey. The high school freshman took her own life. Adriana’s father believes that his daughter committed suicide because she was violently attacked by bullies at her high school, and video of the brutal beatdown was shared online.
“They think it’s fun to attack people and take videos and post them,” Michael Kuch told WABC-TV. “Getting hit with a water bottle didn’t hurt Adriana, what hurt her was the embarrassment and humiliation. They just kept coming at her.”
“My daughter actually blacks out, and they don’t call an ambulance, they take her to the nurse’s office,” the grieving father said, adding that his daughter had “never been in a fight before, she’s 98 pounds, 5-2, and she loves everybody.”
On Feb. 1, Adriana was jumped by four female classmates in a hallway of the Central Regional High School in Bayville.
Video of the unmerciful battering shows a girl suddenly jumping Adriana and viciously punching her in the face.
According to NJ.com, “Adriana crumples on the floor as the girl continues pulling her hair and punching her head. At least two students off-camera can be heard cheering on the assault. After about 30 seconds of melee, two school employees rush over to interrupt the assault, which left Adriana bruised and bloodied on the floor, her father said.”
The Patch reported, “The 20-second long video ends with someone saying, ‘That’s what you get, you stupid a** b***h.'”
Adriana was taken to the school nurse, according to school officials.
However, the assault was not reported to the Berkeley Township Police Department. Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides claimed that is in line with school policy.
“I don’t believe a police report was done. We normally just suspend. If a parent wants to press charges, they can with the police,” Parlapanides said. “We’re not going to double-whammy a kid where they are suspended and then police charges as well.”
Parlapanides added, “The entire district is shaken by the loss of such a young child. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
Three students have been charged with third-degree felony assault, and a fourth student was hit with a disorderly conduct charge.
The distraught father is demanding justice for the attack on his daughter.
Kuch alleged, “The school lied to me, and covered up how severe my daughter’s assault was.”
“These 4 girls planned and executed an attack. If you watch the videos I have, they are laughing while talking about what they are going to do,” Michael Kuch wrote on Facebook. “I want the entire world to know what these animals did to my daughter. I will not sleep until their family has to watch them stand in front of a judge and plead guilty.”
The suicide death of Adriana Kuch has garnered national headlines and ignited a conversation about teen bullying in schools.
On Wednesday, more than 200 students at Central Regional High walked out of class to demand action against bullying.
Sophomore student Roman Valez told WNBC, “Adriana took her own life because nobody at the school was able to help or care or step in. I would actually like to teach the people who bully what they’re actually doing and how it affects.”
Several students came forward with their own stories of being bullied at the school.
The Central Regional School District issued a statement, “We fully understand that students, staff, and the community are hurting for the loss of such a young lady with a bright future.”
Kuch’s online obituary read, “She adored all animals, she helped children with special needs, she loved jogging with her brothers, and was a true nature lover. Adriana also enjoyed her walks in the woods, skateboarding, riding dune buggies and dirt bikes.”
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