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Video shows ‘bullying’ incident days before 8-year-old took his life

By Sarah Jorgensen and Nicole Chavez, CNN

On Mother’s Day, Cornelia Reynolds will remember her “only child, my best friend and my first true love.

Security footage shows her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Taye, falling unconscious at a Cincinnati school in an incident that may have led to the boy’s suicide two days later, an attorney for his family said.

Gabriel was found dead in January after he hanged himself with a necktie in his Cincinnati home, according to the attorney.

After his death, a Cincinnati police homicide detective reviewed security video from the boy’s school — Carson Elementary School.

In an email, the detective told school administrators he noticed an incident in a school bathroom before the boy died. The detective said he saw “bullying” and behavior that “could even rise to the level of criminal assault,” according to a copy of an email obtained by CNN.


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