Court: Town not immune from lawsuit over student suicide
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-highest court in Connecticut has ruled that the town of Greenwich and its school system are not immune from a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 15-year-old boy who killed himself after what his parents say were years of being bullied.
Three judges on the state Appellate Court ruled Friday that the trial court judge was right to reject the town’s request to dismiss the lawsuit based on immunity claims.
Bartlomiej “Bart” Palosz (pal-OHZ’) shot himself in the head after the first day of his sophomore year at Greenwich High School in August 2013. His parents say officials did not investigate or discipline students who bullied their son.
A town lawyer declined comment, saying he was reviewing the ruling. It’s not clear if the town plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court.