Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Know They're Hurting, But...

Is this really the way to deal with the pain? Was Rutgers really at fault, at all, in this case, or are the parents just lashing out because they want someone, anyone, everyone, to pay for the loss of their son?

The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on him during a tryst with another man have filed notice that they intend to sue the school.

Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi, filed the notice on Friday. They have to wait six months to file the lawsuit over their son's death, which became a symbol in a national outcry over the bullying of young gays.

In the notice, the couple said "it appears Rutgers University failed to act, failed to put in place and/or failed to implement, and enforce policies and practices that would have prevented or deterred such acts, and that Rutgers failed to act timely and appropriately".

1 comment:

MiaZagora said...

Surely the school will not be held responsible for this?