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Gallatin mom says child tried to kill self after bullying

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

A Sumner County mother said her daughter recently tried to kill herself because of bullying at school.

Cheyanne Scarborough, 13, is still recovering after overdosing on pain medicine.

Her mother, Shannon Lopez, said the seventh-grade student at Shafer Middle School in Gallatin, TN, made attempts to reach out to a councilor for help. However, Lopez said the school didn't do anything to help her daughter.

"She couldn't handle going back to school anymore. She couldn't handle being called names and being harassed and didn't think it was ever going to change," said Lopez.

In a statement to Channel 4 News, Sumner County Schools said:

"Our principal has been in daily contact with the mother of the student involved and has pledged the full assistance and support of Shafer Middle School during this very difficult time."

Lopez's attorney said that they are investigating the claim the school did not get involved and they may file a lawsuit.

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