Left in Alabama/FlickrSeth Walsh, a middle school student whose death sparked a renewed focus on bullying in schools.
Jacobsen Middle School Principal Susan Ortega and several teachers of violating Seth Walsh's federal civil rights.
In September, Walsh, an eighth-grader at Jacobsen, hanged himself moments after being taunted and attacked by classmates. The suit argues that Walsh's death resulted from continual public taunting and assaults from classmates that were ignored by school officials.
Wendy Walsh, Seth's mother, told the Bakersfield Californian recently that she wanted accountability from the school district. The complaint refers to a suicide note reportedly written by Seth Walsh to his mother, which stated:
I love you. Thank you for having me. It's been a pleasure. I know this will bring much pain. But I will hopefully be in a better place than this (expletive)hole. Please, put my body in burial and visit my used body. And make sure to make the school feel like (expletive) for bringing you this sorrow. This life was a pleasure, mostly having you guys to bring me through the pain. Hopefully I become the universe.