Parents are calling out a New Jersey high school after their daughter tragically took her life after a video surfaced of the teen being viciously attacked by multiple students in the school’s hallway, NY Post reported.
Adriana Kuch, 14, was found dead in her home two days after she was assaulted, police say.
Adriana attended Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township and was reportedly being bullied for a
before the Feb. 1st attack. In a clip shared by NY Post, several students are seen punching, kicking, and pulling Adriana’s hair. In one part of the video, you can hear one of the attackers say,
“That’s what you get, you stupid a— b—!”
Michael Kuch, Adriana’s father, said he’s outraged by the school’s response to the assault and feels that his daughter was unprotected.
“My daughter actually blacks out and they don’t call an ambulance, they take her to the nurse’s office,”
Kuch told ABC 7, adding Adriana had
“never been in a fight before, she’s 98 pounds, 5-2 and she loves everybody.”
He later criticized the school’s policy telling NBC New York,
“A kid is assaulted with a weapon and their policy is not to call the police or file a report.”
Schools Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides said police were not called because they handle altercations in-house.
“We normally just suspend. If a parent wants to press charges, they can with the police,”
he told the outlet, adding,
“We’re not going to double-whammy a kid where they are suspended and then police charges as well.”
Kuch said his daughter was humiliated by the video. “If the school contacted the police and filed a report and conducted an investigation, these videos could have been discovered immediately,” he wrote.
Three girls were charged with third-degree felony assault and a fourth was charged with disorderly conduct, according to the local news outlet.
#Clique, let’s keep this family in our thoughts and prayers.