Adriana Kuch, a 14-year-old girl from Bayville, NJ, died by suicide on February 3, 2023, two days after she was assaulted by four other girls at Central Regional High School. The attack was recorded and posted on social media, causing her more distress and humiliation. The four girls were charged with aggravated assault and cyber harassment. Adriana’s family and friends mourned her loss and demanded justice and accountability from the school and the authorities.
The superintendent of the Bayville school district, Triantafillos Parlapanides, resigned on February 11, 2023, amid the fallout from Adriana Kuch’s suicide. He had made controversial comments about the girl and her father, blaming them for the tragedy and defending the school’s handling of the incident. He also faced criticism from the community and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for his lack of empathy and accountability.
Among other things, former superintendent of Bayville School District, Triantafillos Parlapanides claimed that Adriana wasn’t bullied and accused her of having a drug problem and behavioral issues.
The following poem was written in memory of Adriana Kuch
Adriana, you were a bright star
Shining with courage and love
You saved a life, you touched many hearts
You were a gift from above
Adriana, you did not deserve
The pain and the cruelty you faced
You were a victim of injustice and hate
You were a target of disgrace
Adriana, you are not alone
The world is mourning your loss
You are a symbol of hope and change
You are a voice for the voiceless
Adriana, you will always be remembered(C) OutsideTheCloset.Com
Your spirit will never die
You will live on in our memories
You will soar high in the sky