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SC teacher bullied student to point of suicide attempt, lawsuit claims

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Charleston County School District alleging the district did nothing to stop a math teacher from harassing a student.

The lawsuit, filed on Aug. 30, said a student was habitually harassed by a teacher at West Ashley High School, which led to the student attempting to take his own life.

 Documents say the teacher called the student, "gay boy," "gay," and other slurs.

The lawsuit also alleges that the teacher, "encouraged students to bully and belittle [the student] without fear of discipline or punishment." The alleged incident happened between April and May of this year.

The lawsuit claims the student attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself.

Documents say that the Charleston County School District was, "grossly negligent, reckless and careless." The Attorney claims the District also failed to supervise the teacher who's conduct allegedly, "caused the Plaintiff to experience emotional and psychological distress."

The student is referred to as, "John Doe," in the lawsuit to preserve privacy, according to documents.

A spokesperson for the Charleston County School District declined to comment due to the facet that this is an on-going suit. The attorney who filed this lawsuit also declined to comment to protect the privacy of the family.

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