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NJ superintendent resigns after making shocking claims against 14-year-old girl who committed suicide and her father
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NJ superintendent resigns after making shocking claims against 14-year-old girl who committed suicide and her father

The superintendent of the New Jersey school district resigned after making shocking allegations against a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide and her father.

Adriana Kuch was found dead on Feb. 3 at her home in Bayville, New Jersey. The 14-year-old girl committed suicide two days after she was assaulted at her school.

Adriana's father, Michael Kuch, believes that his daughter committed suicide because she was violently attacked by bullies at her high school. Video of the brutal beatdown that took place at Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township was uploaded online.

The distraught father was furious that school officials didn't contact the police to press charges against the four students who allegedly attacked his daughter.

Four girls were suspended indefinitely for their alleged involvement in the attack.

Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides claimed, "I don't believe a police report was done. We normally just suspend. If a parent wants to press charges, they can with the police. We're not going to double-whammy a kid where they are suspended and then police charges as well."

Michael Kuch demanded justice for how the high school attack was handled.

Parlapanides – who reportedly makes $190,000 a year – attempted to defend his position by making eye-opening remarks about the deceased teen girl and her father.

Parlapanides told the Daily Mail, "After [Adriana's] mother's suicide since her father was having an affiar [sic] at the end of her 6th grade. Her father married the woman he had an affair with and moved her into the house."

"Her grades and choices declined in 7th and 8th grade," the superintendent said. "We offered her drug rehab and mental services on five occasions but father refused every time."

Parlapanides alleged, "We tried helping her several times but mother's suicide was a major reason she started making poor choices."

Kuch responded to the superintendent's claims, "I don't know how to respond to this insane deflection. This guy is a piece of s**t."

Kuch explained to the Daily Mail that Adriana's mother battled addiction and died in 2015, when Adriana was only 7 years old.

He denied the claims that Adriana was offered drug counseling. Kuch admitted that he was trying to get help for his daughter, who had been smoking marijuana with a vape pen.

Parlapanides resigned on Sunday – the same day as Adriana Kuch's funeral.

The Central Regional School District issued a statement on Saturday:

The Central Regional School District Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Dr. Triantafillos Parlapanides. The Central Regional family continues to mourn the loss of one of our children. We are all praying for the family and loved ones and our entire community. The Central Regional School District is evaluating all current and past allegations of bullying. The District has contacted the Department of Education and will undergo an independent assessment of the District's anti-bullying policies and ensure every necessary safeguard is in place to protect our students and staff. Dr. Douglas Corbett is acting Superintendent effective immediately.

Three students who were suspects in the Feb.1 incident were originally charged with third-degree felony assault, and a fourth student was hit with a disorderly conduct charge. However, Ocean County prosecutors upgraded the charges. One girl was charged with aggravated assault, two were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, and another was charged with harassment.

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Paul Sacca

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