Grieving father calls for Cudahy anti-bullying efforts after daughter's suicide

CREATED Dec. 9, 2012

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CUDAHY, Wis. - Protestors took to the sidewalk in front of Cudahy High School Saturday, after a student, taunted by bullies, took her own life. 

Those who knew Alida Guerrero are angry with school officials who they claim knew about the bullying, but didn't do enough to stop it. 

They say they want to see a policy change at the school and they want to see someone held accountable for not taking action.

Guerrero's father, Chris, tells Today's TMJ4's Todd Hicks that he spoke with school administrators a number of times about the situation, and they suggested he put his daughter in another school district.

Chris Guerrero says that wasn't a good option, considering their home's proximity to Cudahy High School.

The school district issued a written response Saturday:

"We have no knowledge that the young lady in question was bullied or harassed while at Cudahy High School.  We take all reported incidents of bullying and harassment seriously.  Those students found guilty of such acts face stiff disciplinary actions."

"We are saddened by her death and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family."

Jim Heiden, PhD
School District of Cudahy