Cincinnati names street after bullied boy who committed suicide

Cincinnati names street after bullied boy who committed suicide
Gabriel Taye (Provided)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday to name a street after an 8-year-old boy who committed suicide earlier this year.

The death of Gabriel Taye made national headlines and prompted a criminal investigation by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office.

The prosecutor opened the review after Cincinnati Public Schools released security video showing a student assault Gabriel before leaving the boy unconscious on the restroom floor of Carson Elementary School.

[Video shows alleged bullying two days before 8-year-old's suicide]

Two days later, Gabriel hanged himself in his Westwood bedroom.

His family blamed bullying for the suicide and have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against CPS. In a response to the suit, CPS said there is no indication that school officials ignored reports of bullying.

The prosecutor and coroner ultimately stepped back from the case without filing charges or amending Gabriel's cause of death.

Councilmembers renamed Lafeuille Avenue in Cincinnati's Westwood neighborhood in honor of Gabriel. His family will attend Wednesday's council meeting.

"I want them always to remember my baby," said the boy's mother, Cornelia Reynolds.

Councilmembers said the naming was in honor of Taye and will serve as a reminder to the people of Cincinnati the danger of bullying.

If you or anyone you know are feeling desperate, or beyond hope here are some phone numbers that you can call 24 hours a day for free counseling:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Talbert House's hotline line: 513-281-CARE (2273).

Talbert House's text line: Text the phrase 4hope to 839863

The state of Ohio's text line: Text the phrase 4hope to 741741

Mental Health Association of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio: 859-431-1077

Mental Health Access Point mobile crisis line: 513-558-8888.

Mindpeace, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 513-803-0844.

Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties: 1-877-695-6333

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