The family of 10-year-old Isabella “Izzy” Tichenor, who died by suicide after claiming she was bullied, won a $2 million settlement.
University of Utah administrators are looking into two incidents: One where a Black student said they found feces spread over the door to their dorm room and, in the same building, an incident where students said they saw white students dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.
A 10-year-old black girl in Utah died by suicide after telling family members that she had been a victim of bullying at her school. Tichenor Cox and the family are taking it upon themselves to try to raise awareness about suicide amongst children and thwart bullying.
Racist harassment of Black students and students of color routinely went ignored, unchallenged and was even encouraged by those in positions of authority at a Utah school district, the Department of Justice has found.
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