December 24, 2017 1:25 pm

Cincinnati street renamed ‘Gabriel’s Way’ in honour of 8-year-old boy who killed himself

Parents and other demonstrators hold signs against bullying and in memory of Gabriel Taye, an 8-year-old boy who killed himself in January 2017 two days after being knocked unconscious by another Carson School student, on Friday, May 12, 2017, outside the elementary school in Cincinnati.

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Part of a street in Cincinnati has been renamed after an 8-year-old boy who killed himself earlier this year.

A street in the city’s Westwood neighbourhood has been renamed “Gabriel’s Way” in honour of Gabriel Taye. Councilman Charlie Winburn presented the proclamation on Wednesday, saying he was bullied as a child.

Taye’s family says the boy hanged himself after being bullied at his elementary school. The Taye family is suing Cincinnati Public Schools, saying officials ignored a culture of bullying. The district filed a motion in October to have the wrongful death suit dismissed.

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The district has said school leaders didn’t cause the boy’s death in January.

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