Superintendent Says No Evidence Points to Bullying in Teen Suicide Case

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - The Anniston Schools Superintendent says
she has found no evidence to support claims that a 12-year-old who
committed suicide was a victim of bullying.

Joan Frazier said she poured over thousands of documents
relating to sixth-grader Tre'Juan "Trey" Figures, but didn't find
anything about bullying at Anniston Middle School or parent
complaints about bullying.

Tre'Juan hanged himself in his bedroom on Oct. 27. His family
blamed bullies who they said hit Trey, took his money and tried
forcing him to join a gang.

The Figures family has said that repeated complaints to Anniston
schools officials were ignored.

Frazier said the boy was sent to the office for disciplinary
measures 25 times this school year and two incidents involved him
being the aggressor toward other students.

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