"It was heartbreaking." Jamie Davis says she was harassed by other students who thought she was gay. At one point, she found herself in total despair. She says, "I tried to slit my throat."
Her mother Tina Davis said it was hard to watch what was happening to her only daughter.
"She was in the hospital stressed out so bad from it."
The ordeal motivated Davis to file a lawsuit against the Seward School District, the former Superintendent, the Principal, and the Vice-Principal of the school. Davis says she was deprived of an opportunity to receive an education.
10/11 did try to contact all the parties involved, but didn't have any success. The School District's Attorney Randy Goyette would not comment on the lawsuit because of privacy concerns for students.
He did release a statement saying, "The District intends to file a response denying the claims and intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit."
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