Glendale Unified School District rejected the $2 million claim filed by the parents of Drew Ferraro, The Glendale News-Press reported.
John and Deana Ferraro are seeking $1 million for the wrongful death of their son and $1 million for emotional distress, according to The News-Press.
Now that the claim is rejected, the family could pursue a lawsuit with the district, The News-Press reported.
Drew Ferraro, 15, climbed the roof of a CVHS building and took a running jump to his death before his peers and school staff on Feb. 10.
, the student had a history of mental health problems. Medical examiners found traces of marijuana and Citalopram detected in the toxicology report. Citalopram, an anti-depressant, was found in Drew's system in amounts "consistent with therapeutic use.
His parents, John and Deana Ferraro, confirmed that their son was treated for depression and say that their son was bullied, The News-Press reported.
Sheriff's Homicide investigators told Patch in February that
The claim disputes the investigators and cites “wrongful death” and “emotional distress,” according to The News-Press. The family claimed specific charges against the district, including that GUSD officials knew that Drew was a bullying victim but failed to prevent it, and that they failed to prevent and warn about a "potential suicide attempt." The claim also argues that the district did not work to educate staff and students about bullying and how to prevent it.