2nd bullying lawsuit filed against Murray County Schools
By David Carroll
The Murray County school district has been the target of two recent lawsuits, by parents who say their children were bullied. David and Tina Long sued the district late last year, after the suicide death of their son Tyler, a Murray County High School student. Now Todd and Holly Miller say they filed suit after their son, a third-grader suffered a broken arm last spring. Mrs. Miller tells Eyewitness News, "people need to know that bullying is not just a high school thing. These are 8-to-10 year old kids doing this."
The Millers claim their son was subjected to a pattern of bullying that resulted in physical harm. They say they're not mad, and they're not being vindictive but someone has to stand up for children who are victims of bullying.
Recently, Eyewitness News featured Murray County's new anti-bullying program "Positive Behavior Support," which rewards students for good behavior.
Although some parents have complained that Supt. Dr. Vickie Reed has not been responsive to their complaints, she tells Eyewitness News, "I have met with every parent who has requested a meeting."