Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Girl’s Bullying Suicide
A mother whose 13-year-old daughter committed suicide has reached a settlement with the Missouri school district the girl attended.
The petition says Rylie was bullied at Hallsville Middle School because of her sexual orientation, clothes and other characteristics.
A federal judge approved the settlement Tuesday. The settlement's terms are confidential.
Overstreet's attorney, Chip Gentry, said the settlement should help everyone involved move forward with healing.
The Hallsville school district issued a statement denying any wrongdoing in Rylie's death. The statement also urged students and families to report any concerns regarding safety and health to the district's faculty.