Four students charged over beating of girl who died by suicide days later

Four students have been charged over an alleged hallway assault on a 14-year-old classmate who died by suicide days later, authorities say.

Adriana Kuch was found dead at her home in Bayville, New Jersey, on 3 February, two days after she was allegedly beaten by a group of students at Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township. 

Adriana’s father Michael Kuch wrote in Facebook posts and in interviews that a video of the assault had posted online and shared on social media to “make fun of her”.

On Friday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced criminal charges had been brought against four students at the school.

One was charged with aggravated assault, two others with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and a fourth with harassment and Mr Billhimer said.

“Each juvenile and their guardian was served with a copy of their complaint and are released pending future court appearances,” Mr Billhimer said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *