Mom of bullied girl files lawsuit - FOX 13 News

Mom of bullied girl files lawsuit

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The family of a Polk County girl who took her own life after being bullied is filing a lawsuit.

Rebecca Sedwick's mother has hired law firm Morgan and Morgan to take on the Polk County School Board. Tricia Norman says the board failed to supervise and discipline a classmate who harassed her 12-year-old daughter at Crystal Lake Middle School.

The lawsuit also targets that student.

She and another girl were arrested, but the charges were dropped because there wasn't enough evidence.

Sedwick jumped to her death last September at an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland. The lawsuit also blames the company who owns it for not having a fence properly in place.

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