Mom Sues City Over Bullying Of Daughter

The mother of a 16-year-old Queens high school student who endured months of in-school bullying, recently filed a notice of claim against  New York City, saying personnel at the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School of Arts & Technology in Long Island City did nothing to protect her daughter.

Jennifer Jimenez filed the suit in Queens Supreme Court, alleging her daughter lived in fear of her peers, specifically after a fellow student was arrested for brutally assaulting the teen off-school grounds in November 2010.

The student was allowed to return to the same school and even shared some classes with her daughter after the incident, Jimenez says.

"Any parent that feels that their child is being bullied, I feel they should absolutely go and not let it rest," Jimenez told PIX News in an interview Wednesday. After weeks of recovery, her daughter was transferred to a new school:

"She's fine, she loves her school," Jimenez said. "She's doing great, getting ready for college, happy; she loves it.". When PIX asked Jimenez if there was hope, after bullying, for students who got help, she said "Absolutely. Absolutely."

When PIX 11 contacted the New York City Law Department about the Notice of Complaint, a spokeswoman would only say, "We have received the lawsuit, but we're unable to comment on pending litigation."