An Ocean County New Jersey school district is implementing strict new measures after a student died by suicide last year following her being bullied by her peers.
At the beginning of the year, 14-year-old Adriana Kuch took her own life after she was bullied and beaten at her high school in the Central Regional School District, according to her father. The assault was posted online and soon was followed by online bullying.
The district says it will allow officials to parse through students’ cell phones. The district is also requiring middle school students to place their phones in containers, and high schoolers have to turn them off or put them away.
Following her death, other Central Regional High School students and parents have come forward about widespread bullying at the same school.