NJ superintendent resigns following student's death by suicide

Adriana Kuch is seen in a photo from Facebook.

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The Superintendent of a school in New Jersey where a student tragically committed suicide after video of her being attacked by other students circulated online has resigned.

Dr. Triantafillos Parlapanides resigned Saturday.

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In a statement on their website, the Central Regional School District's Board of Education said:

The announcement comes in the aftermath of the death of 14-year-old Adriana Kuch, a student at Central Regional High School in Berkeley Township.

A video had circulated online that showed Kuch being savagely attacked by other students while she was walking down the hallway of the school with her boyfriend. Kuch was struck with a water bottle, and repeatedly kicked and punched. 

Kuch's father said that the teen had faced months of bullying from classmates at the school and had filed a report about the attack.

Earlier this week, students held a rally outside the school to protect what they called a pattern of bullying and a lack of effort to address it.

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