Attorney Chris Dove is representing Welchel in her lawsuit against the Cameron School District.
“It was an absolute tragedy, and the thing of it is, it was a slow motion tragedy. It was entirely preventable,” Dove told KCTV5.
Dove says the school district failed Lane and could have prevented his death.
“They didn’t take the bullying and harassment of a Jewish kid seriously. I think if the bullying and victim had been reversed in certain ways ... it would be different if the victim was being bullied because they were Catholic and wearing a cross ... it would’ve been handled quickly,” Dove said.