In the suit, Nigel Shelby's family claims their son's civil rights were violated prior to his death in 2019.

Camika Shelby, who is being represented by Benjamin Crump, says the school was regularly having discussions with her son Nigel Shelby about his sexuality.

The 15-year-old took his own life on April 18.

The 15-year-old reportedly committed suicide after being bullied for his sexual orientation.


There has recently been heightened awareness about an apparent larger and troubling trend of Black kids killing themselves because they were being bullied at school.