A school superintendent in New Jersey has quit his job after making some really inappropriate comments about a 14-year-old student who died by suicide. The student, Adriana Kuch, took her own life after being bullied at school. The bullying was captured on video and showed Adriana being attacked by a group of other students while others cheered. The school didn’t call the police after the attack, and Adriana’s family says the school didn’t do enough to protect her.
Adriana’s death has shaken the entire community and hundreds of students protested and staged a walkout to bring attention to bullying at the school. The superintendent, Triantafillos Parlapanides, tried to blame Adriana’s suicide on her family and suggested she had a drug problem. This made things even worse, and people were really upset with him.
Adriana’s father was heartbroken and said the school failed to protect his daughter. In the end, the superintendent quit his job, and Adriana’s family is speaking out about the need for schools to do more to stop bullying.