CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother has sued the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the district ignored her complaints her daughter was being bullied for a year-and-a-half before the 12-year-old girl took her own life five months ago.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports McKenzie Phlipot, a 6th-grader at Helen Peirce School of International Studies in Andersonville, hanged herself on May 8.
Her parents’ attorney, Robert Bingle, managing partner at Corboy & Demetrio, said McKenzie had endured numerous incidents of bullying.
“Her mother contacted the school, and reported the different instances; which ranged from … pushing in the playground to throwing a coat into a mud puddle. Different instances actually inside the classrooms,” he said.