Ohio school releases video of 8-year-old two days before suicide
May 13, 2017Updated: May 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Public Schools has released some of the video surrounding an incident involving an 8-year-old who later committed suicide, reports CBS affiliate WKRC.
The children's faces are blurred and it's hard to see exactly what happened, but the video appears to show a boy hitting another boy and do something to a third boy that left him on the ground for several minutes. That boy was Gabriel Taye.
Within 48 hours, he hanged himself in his bedroom, prompting an investigation by Cincinnati police.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a homicide detective said the surveillance video captured "bullying and could even rise to the level of criminal assault" and noted in his report that after Gabriel fell to the ground, "many students step over, point, mock, nudge [and] kick" him.
Cornelia Reynolds, Gabriel's mother, declined an interview Friday and referred questions to her attorneys.