Galion school officials, student’s mom say Instagram post not true

By Chris Pugh - [email protected]

An Instagram social media post claiming that a boy tried to hang himself this week at a Galion school was denied by Galion school officlals and the student’s mom.

In a phone conversation this week, the mom did say that she has complained about several students who she claimed has bullied her son over the past six years.

Galion City Schools Superintendent James Grubbs said the district has a clear policy in place about bullying.

“I can’t speak to things that have been done in the past,” Grubbs said. “Six of the (current) eight administrators have been in the Galion City School District for less than two years, and I have been on the job for less than a month. There is new leadership in place and a new mindset in place from the Superintendent through the entire district. I can assure you that this parent’s concerns have been heard loud and clear from my chair, and I am going to do everything I can to make sure we follow the adopted Board of Education policy.”

By Chris Pugh

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