BARTOW (CBSMiami/AP) — The Polk County School Board is facing a lawsuit from the mother of a 12-year old girl who authorities say committed suicide by jumping off of a building.
Along with the school board, also being sued is a construction materials company and a teenager who is accused of stalking the victim.READ MORE: Situation At Matheson Hammock Park In Miami-Dade Heats Up
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Polk County.
Rebecca Sedwick was 12 when she leaped to her death at an abandoned concrete plant in September 2013. A month later, the sheriff’s office arrested two of her classmates, ages 12 and 14, on charges of aggravated stalking. The charges were later dropped because of insufficient evidence.READ MORE: FEMA-Funded South Florida Sites To Administer First Doses Of Pfizer Vaccines
Sedwick’s mother, Tricia Norman, is seeking more than $15,000. She alleges, among other things, that the School Board didn’t properly supervise the girl accused of stalking her daughter, and she accuses the construction company of negligent maintenance.
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