Gregory Spring
Someone Being Bullied
Male | Allegany, NY   United States
District denies child was bullied
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
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7/01/13 11:03 AM
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ALLEGANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - The family of 17-year-old Gregory Spring says ruthless bullies drove him to suicide. But the school says their investigation determined the teen was not bullied.

Greg, a student in the Allegany-Limestone School District, unexpectedly took his own life last week. His mother, Keri, says Greg was bullied at school and taunted for years because he had Tourette syndrome and and Callosum Dysgenesis, an abnormality that made it difficult for Greg to process information.

Tuesday, News 4 went to the district to speak with superintendent Dr. Karen Geelan. She would not speak on camera and instead e-mailed this statement:

"Any allegation of bullying is taken very seriously by the District, and we have a comprehensive anti-bullying policy, pursuant to which I conducted an investigation as soon as I was advised that bullying might have been involved in any way with Greg Spring's tragic death. I have conducted a thorough investigation and to the extent we can determine it, I have determined the young man was not bullied. Based on information received from the police, the untimely loss of this student's life may be attributed to a factor or factors altogether unrelated to bullying."

But Keri says Greg first became a target for bullies in fourth grade.

"He wanted it to stop. He tried himself with us helping him behind him," she said.

MORE | Bullies continued to taunt Greg, even after the teen took his own life. One wrote on the message board of the funeral home that officiated his service, "Ha ha. He died. I hope he is in hell."

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Posted By: EricMiltay5 | 7/01/13 11:58 AM
I can't believe there are people who will harass a kid with a learning disability. Those bullying kids are the kids with the real learning problems. I hope Greg's parents find some kind of peace in the future.
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