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The file included a copy of a February 3 email from a homicide detective to an assistant principal at Carson Elementary School and other Cincinnati school officials describing what he saw on the video obtained from the school district's security department.

The attorney for the parent of an 8-year-old OH boy who died by suicide has accused his school of failing to tell his mother that he had been assaulted in a bathroom just two days before he took his life in January. So, he missed school the next day and returned to Carson on January 26 - the day he took his own life.

Gabriel Taye's mother Cornelia Reynolds has retained attorney Jennifer Branch in the aftermath of her son's tragic death.

The school district said it released the video reviewed by the detective in "an effort to be completely transparent".

The eight-year-old is then seen lying on the bathroom floor, while the bullies step over him, kick him and point at him in the heartbreaking clip released by officials yesterday.

Before the video was released, different people who had seen it gave varying accounts of what happened.

According to her attorneys, Reynolds didn't learn of the bullying until the attorneys received a copy of a police investigative file that contained an email from a homicide detective to school officials describing the surveillance video.

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The Hamilton County Coroner's office said Thursday they were reopening an investigation into Gabriel's death. "No one from CPS told Gabe's mother that she needed to take him to the hospital". Branch said Reynolds had been told her son had fainted.

Gabriel hanged himself at home January 26, two days after the restroom incident.

"Gabe comes in and reaches out to shake his hand and gets pulled to the ground and he lays there unconscious for about 7 1/2 minutes", family attorney Carla Leader told WCPO on Thursday. The detective said it could rise to the level of criminal assault if the children involved weren't so young. But school officials made it public Friday to counter a detective's claim that the children who surrounded Gabriel's body were assaulting him, the Enquirer reported. The nurse, it says, contacted Gabriel's mother and asked her to pick him up to take him to the hospital. "The article also portrays other students in the video as 'aggressors.' Video evidence does not support this characterization". She then took Gabriel to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The diagnosis was the stomach flu.

"She's devastated that her son's second to last day was so painful for him and that she didn't know and that she couldn't protect him", Branch added. We believe parents and members of the community have the right to important information that helps them understand how safe students at local schools are. Neither doctors nor the boy's mother knew what had happened earlier that day, her attorneys said.

"There needs to be a lot more response in that school to what is going on and the parents need to know what's going on", Leader said.

Police have finished investigating the incident and no charges were filed, according to Fox19.