Mounsurat Adeoye, the Mother of teen Omotayo (pictured) who committed suicide after allegedly cheating on a high school exam, is reportedly placing the blame of her daughter’s death on the high school she attended and has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city of New York, according to LiveLeak.
Omotayo was a gifted student who attended one of the city’s top high school’s, Harlem’s HS for Math, Science and Engineering.
At the time of her death last May, the 17-year-old Nigerian immigrant had also been juggling advanced classes at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and waiting to hear if she had qualified for a National Achievement Scholarship for college. The Bronx junior, who was one of four siblings, reportedly had aspirations of one day becoming a doctor.
However, Omotayo had also reportedly run away from home several times, struggled with bouts of depression, and was considered to be anti-social.
When Omotayo got busted peeking at her cellphone while taking a German test, the teacher allegedly snatched it away, accusing her of cheating and yelling at her. Omotayo reportedly burst into tears while apologizing profusely to the instructor. A few hours after the emotional exchange between the teacher and Omotayo, according to police investigators, the young girl scrawled the following words on her German language exam that read, “I just want to go away forever on the bottom of the river.”
Source: Black America Web | Ruth Manuel-Logan