One Ohio school, 4 bullied teens dead at own hand

October 8, 2010 3:54:33 AM PDT
An Ohio school system is being sued after four teenagers who were bullied died over a span of a little more than two years. Three of the students at Mentor High School outside Cleveland committed suicide, and a fourth overdosed on her mother's antidepressants.

Now two families say in lawsuits that their children were bullied to death and that the school district did nothing to stop it.

The suits come after a national spate of suicides by gay teens and other high-profile cases. Officials for Mentor public schools would not comment.